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Tuvan Gumrukcu

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

Dec 13 2017

Turkey chides Arabs for 'weak' reaction ahead of Jerusalem summit

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey criticized what it said was a feeble Arab reaction to the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying on the eve of Wednesday's Muslim summit in Istanbul that some Arab countries were scared of angering Washington. | Video

Dec 02 2017

Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. courts cannot put Turkey on trial

ANKARA Courts in the United States cannot put Turkey on trial, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, in reference to the case of a Turkish bank executive who has been charged with evading U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Dec 01 2017

Turks flock to social media for gold trader sanctions case

ANKARA Allegations of wrongdoing by Turkey's political and financial leaders have transfixed the country this week, but with some newspapers focusing instead on courtroom conspiracies and clothes, many Turks have been left hungry for news.

Dec 01 2017

Turks flock to social media for gold trader sanctions case

ANKARA Allegations of wrongdoing by Turkey's political and financial leaders have transfixed the country this week, but with some newspapers focusing instead on courtroom conspiracies and clothes, many Turks have been left hungry for news.

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 17 2017

Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey's drinkers to home-brew

ANKARA Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink.

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 09 2017

Turkey urges U.S. to review visa suspension as lira, stocks tumble

ANKARA Turkey urged the United States on Monday to review its suspension of visa services after the arrest of a U.S. consulate employee sharply escalated tension between the two NATO allies and drove Turkey's currency and stocks lower. | Video

Oct 05 2017

Erdogan says Turkey will close Iraq border and air space soon

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey would soon close its border with northern Iraq and shut its air space in response to last week's Kurdish independence referendum.

Sep 18 2017

Turkish tanks drill on Iraqi border week before Kurdish vote

ANKARA/BAGHDAD Turkish tanks carried out drills at the Iraqi border on Monday, the army said, a week before a referendum across that frontier on Kurdish independence that Ankara has called a threat to its national security. | Video

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