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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

Jul 10 2017

Huge crowd rallies in Istanbul against Turkey's post-coup crackdown

ISTANBUL Turkey's main opposition leader told a huge protest rally on Sunday that the country was living under dictatorship and pledged to keep challenging the crackdown launched by the authorities after last year's failed military coup. | Video

May 24 2017

Turkey's Erdogan says Manchester attack shows need for NATO solidarity

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday the Manchester bombing showed terrorism was a global problem and NATO allies should cooperate more closely and share information swiftly to confront it.

May 22 2017

Turkish police detain two hunger-striking teachers in raids: lawyers

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkish police detained two teachers overnight who have been on hunger strike for more than two months protesting against a government crackdown in which they lost their jobs following last year's failed coup, their lawyers said on Monday.

May 19 2017

Turkey targets opposition newspaper over suspected coup links

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for the owner and three employees of an opposition newspaper, a police source and the paper said on Friday, part of a crackdown on media that has alarmed rights groups and Turkey's Western allies.

May 18 2017

Turkey ready to retaliate against any threats, Erdogan warns

ISTANBUL Turkey is ready to retaliate if it faces a threat from the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and will not shirk from launching a military campaign if need be, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

May 15 2017

On both sides of Turkish border, peace with Kurds in ruins

SIRNAK, Turkey The rise of a Kurdish militia in Syria over the course of the Syrian civil war has expanded Turkey's 30-year Kurdish conflict beyond its frontiers and, to some degree, beyond its control. In few places is this as evident as in Sirnak.

May 12 2017

Erdogan sees 'new beginning' in Turkish-U.S. ties despite Kurdish arms move

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday his visit to the United States next week could mark a "new beginning" in relations between the NATO allies that were shaken by a U.S. decision to arm Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria. | Video

Apr 29 2017

Turkey fires 3,900 in second post-referendum purge

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey on Saturday expelled more than 3,900 people from the civil service and military as threats to national security, in the second major purge since President Tayyip Erdogan was granted sweeping new powers.

Apr 28 2017

Turkey's Erdogan will tell Trump Turkey could help retake Raqqa

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he would try to convince Donald Trump next month that Turkish-backed forces should be used to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State rather than Kurdish militia Ankara views as a terrorist threat.

Apr 28 2017

Turkey's Erdogan will tell Trump Turkey could help retake Raqqa

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday he would try to convince Donald Trump next month that Turkish-backed forces should be used to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State rather than Kurdish militia Ankara views as a terrorist threat.

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