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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

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Turkey's Erdogan wins sweeping new powers after election victory

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. | Video

Jun 24 2018

Turkey's Erdogan wins presidential election, opposition yet to concede

ANKARA Tayyip Erdogan won Turkey's presidential election on Sunday, the head of the country's electoral body said, overcoming the biggest electoral challenge to his rule in a decade and a half. | Video

Jun 23 2018

Turkey's master campaigner, Erdogan faces biggest election challenge

ANKARA After dominating Turkish politics for a decade and a half, President Tayyip Erdogan now faces his biggest electoral challenge, from a combative former teacher who has revitalized a dispirited opposition in less than two months. | Video

Jun 21 2018

Turkish opposition plans half a million election vote monitors

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition parties and NGOs said they plan to deploy more than half a million monitors and volunteers at ballot boxes across the country to prevent fraud in Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections.

Jun 21 2018

In Turkey's pious heartland, faith in Erdogan trumps economy worries

KONYA, Turkey In a dusty business park in Konya, Turkey's conservative industrial heartland, Ahmet Hakan Umit sells imported machine tools that are quickly becoming too expensive for his customers.

Jun 06 2018

Turkey's pro-Kurdish candidate holds election rally from behind bars

ANKARA As his family and friends huddled around a speaker, the jailed presidential candidate of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition called home from his prison cell on Wednesday for his first election "rally" ahead of June 24 elections.

Jun 04 2018

Turkey, U.S. agree roadmap to avert crisis in Syria's Manbij, few details

ANKARA Turkey and the United States on Monday endorsed a roadmap for the northern Syrian city of Manbij and underlined their mutual commitment to its implementation following a meeting of their foreign ministers in Washington, according to a joint statement.

May 30 2018

U.S. says in talks with Turkey on YPG withdrawal from Syria's Manbij

ANKARA The U.S. State Department on Wednesday denied media reports that a deal had been reached between the United States and Turkey on a three-step plan for withdrawing the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia from Syria's Manbij.

May 15 2018

Turkey and Israel expel envoys over Gaza violence

ANKARA Turkey and Israel expelled each other's senior diplomats on Tuesday in a dispute over the killing by Israeli forces of 60 Palestinians a day earlier during protests on the Gaza border.

May 15 2018

Turkey and Israel expel envoys over Gaza violence

ANKARA Turkey and Israel expelled each other's senior diplomats on Tuesday in a dispute over the killing by Israeli forces of 60 Palestinians a day earlier during protests on the Gaza border.

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