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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Nov 08 2017

Turkish opposition calls for PM's resignation over sons' offshore assets

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition called for the resignation of Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday, saying that reports his sons owned offshore companies amounted to a breach of ethics.

Nov 01 2017

New Turkish party could cost Erdogan support, dislodge main opposition: poll

ANKARAA new Turkish political party founded by a former minister and vocal critic of Tayyip Erdogan could cost the president crucial support and potentially unseat the main opposition, a poll suggested on Wednesday.

Oct 20 2017

Turkey to allow muftis to conduct weddings, sparking uproar on left

ANKARA Turkey's parliament approved a law to allow some state-employed religious officials to administer civil marriages, a move opposition parties view as another blow to secularism and women's rights under President Tayyip Erdogan.

Oct 11 2017

U.S. still seeking explanation for arrest of staff in Turkey: ambassador

ANKARA The United States is still seeking an explanation from Ankara for the detention of staff at U.S. missions in Turkey which led Washington to stop issuing visas and triggered a diplomatic crisis, the U.S. ambassador said on Wednesday.

Jul 27 2017

Turkey opposition stages sit-in to protest changes to parliamentary procedure

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition staged a sit-in on Thursday to protest against proposed changes to parliamentary procedure that it says will restrict lawmakers' ability to challenge President Tayyip Erdogan's ruling AK Party in the assembly.

Jul 19 2017

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader says fair trial impossible in Erdogan's Turkey

ANKARA Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labeled him a terrorist.

Jul 19 2017

Jailed pro-Kurdish leader says fair trial impossible in Erdogan's Turkey

ANKARA Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labelled him a terrorist.

Jul 18 2017

Turkey rolls out new school curriculum - without Darwin

ANKARA Turkey announced a new school curriculum on Tuesday that excluded Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, feeding opposition fears President Tayyip Erdogan is subverting the republic's secular foundations.

Jul 07 2017

Turkish opposition head says will step up struggle as march nears end

TUZLA, Turkey Turkey's main opposition leader said on Friday his three-week "justice march" from Ankara to Istanbul had helped Turks "cast off a shirt of fear" under emergency rule, and vowed to stiffen his party's challenge to the government once the protest ends.

Jun 20 2017

Turkish opposition leader accuses 'dictator' Erdogan of judicial interference

CAMLIDERE, Turkey Turkey's main opposition leader accused President Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday of meddling in the judiciary and called him a "dictator", as he extended his cross-country protest march against the jailing of a parliamentary ally into a sixth day.

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