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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

Mar 02 2018

Escaping 'conservative' Istanbul, women find freedom in pole dancing

ISTANBUL In Istanbul's busy Kadikoy district, a group of women attend a pole dancing class, working out in a gym which many see as a refuge in an increasingly conservative Muslim city.

Dec 08 2017

Breast milk and soot mark Turkey's fading beauty

KIZILTEPPE, Turkey When Ayse Yusufoglu was a girl, she and her friends in southeast Turkey tried to win the hearts of young men in their village using breast milk and soot. | Video

Sep 26 2017

Erdogan tells Iraqi Kurds they will go hungry if Turkey imposes sanctions

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Iraqi Kurds would go hungry if his country halts the flow of trucks and oil across the border with northern Iraq and warned that all military and economic measures were on the table against its neighbour.

Sep 26 2017

Erdogan tells Iraqi Kurds they will go hungry if Turkey imposes sanctions

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Iraqi Kurds would go hungry if his country halts the flow of trucks and oil across the border with northern Iraq and warned that all military and economic measures were on the table against its neighbor.

Sep 25 2017

'We have the tap': Turkey's Erdogan threatens oil flow from Iraq's Kurdish area

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum.

Sep 25 2017

'We have the tap': Turkey's Erdogan threatens oil flow from Iraq's Kurdish area

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to cut off the pipeline that carries oil from northern Iraq to the outside world, intensifying pressure on the Kurdish autonomous region over its independence referendum.

Sep 20 2017

Turkey threatens sanctions over Kurdish independence vote

HABUR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatened to impose sanctions against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence vote, piling economic pressure on Kurdish authorities after Turkish troops deployed near the main commercial border crossing.

Sep 20 2017

Turkey threatens sanctions over Kurdish independence vote

HABUR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan threatened to impose sanctions against Kurdish northern Iraq over a planned independence vote, piling economic pressure on Kurdish authorities after Turkish troops deployed near the main commercial border crossing.

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

Jun 15 2017

Syrians refugees head home on foot from Turkey for Eid holiday

CILVEGOZU, Turkey Carrying suitcases, shopping bags and toddlers, thousands of refugees walked back home into Syria from Turkey on Thursday ahead of the Eid festival that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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