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Tulay Karadeniz

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 29 2017

EU says needs concrete evidence from Turkey to deem Gulen network as terrorist

ANKARA The European Union does not share Turkey's view that the network of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen is a terrorist organization and would need to see "substantive" evidence to change its stance, the EU's counter-terrorism coordinator said.

Nov 21 2017

Turkey has not seen data on fugitive Raqqa fighters, officials say

ANKARA Turkey has not been given crucial data to help identify Islamic State militants who fled their former stronghold in Raqqa last month and may have slipped out of Syria to threaten Turkish or Western targets, Turkish officials said.

Oct 21 2017

Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey's Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan showed no retreat from a diplomatic row with the United States on Saturday, castigating Washington for what he said an "undemocratic" indictment against his security detail.

Oct 18 2017

Turkey says will not submit to 'impositions' from United States in visa crisis

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister said on Wednesday Ankara would not submit to "impositions" from the United States to resolve a feud which has seen the two NATO allies stop issuing visas to each other's citizens.

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.

Oct 04 2017

Khamenei says Iran, Turkey must act against Kurdish secession: TV

ANKARA Iran and Turkey should prevent Iraq's Kurdistan region from declaring independence, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran, state TV reported.

Sep 29 2017

Last flight departs as Iraq imposes ban for Kurdish independence vote

ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA The last international flight left Erbil airport on Friday as the Baghdad government imposed an air ban on Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for an independence vote that has drawn widespread opposition from foreign powers.

Sep 28 2017

Turkey's Erdogan calls Iraqi Kurdish referendum illegitimate

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum illegitimate and said Russia and Turkey agreed that the territorial integrity of Iraq and neighbouring Syria must be preserved.

Sep 28 2017

Turkey's Erdogan calls Iraqi Kurdish referendum illegitimate

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum illegitimate and said Russia and Turkey agreed that the territorial integrity of Iraq and neighboring Syria must be preserved.

Sep 28 2017

Turkey's Erdogan calls Iraqi Kurdish referendum illegitimate

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday called the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum illegitimate and said Russia and Turkey agreed that the territorial integrity of Iraq and neighbouring Syria must be preserved.

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