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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.

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Turkey extends troop deployment mandate, pressures Iraqi Kurds on vote

ISTANBUL/BAGHDAD Turkey's parliament voted on Saturday to extend by a year a mandate authorising the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq and Syria, stepping up pressure against an independence referendum in northern Iraq's Kurdish region in two days' time. | Video

07 Sep 2017

U.S. charges former Turkish minister with Iran sanctions evasion

ISTANBUL U.S. prosecutors have charged a former Turkish economy minister and the ex-head of a state-owned bank with conspiring to violate Iran sanctions by illegally moving hundreds of millions of dollars through the U.S. financial system on Tehran's behalf.

17 Jul 2017

Erdogan kündigt gnadenloses Vorgehen gegen Putschisten an

Istanbul/Ankara Mit Massenkundgebungen und einer Gedenkveranstaltung im Parlament hat die türkische Führung am Wochenende die Niederschlagung des Putschversuchs vor einem Jahr gefeiert.

16 Jul 2017

Defiant Erdogan attacks EU, backs restoring death penalty

ANKARA/ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday defiantly stepped up his attacks on the European Union, saying Turkey had to go its own way and vowing to bring back the death penalty if parliament passed it. | Video

14 Jul 2017

A year after failed coup, crackdown shakes pillar of Turkish state

ISTANBUL Late one night in early February, Ibrahim Kaboglu learned that he had been targeted in the sweeping crackdown that followed Turkey's failed coup a year ago. | Video

07 Jul 2017

Turkey detains 10 at human rights meeting, U.S., EU concerned

ISTANBUL Turkish police have detained 10 people including the local director of Amnesty International and other rights activists on suspicion of membership of a terrorist organisation, Amnesty said on Thursday in what it called a "grotesque abuse of power".

05 Jul 2017

Emirates, Turkish Airlines say laptop ban lifted on U.S. flights

DUBAI/ISTANBUL The United States has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on U.S.-bound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, Emirates and Turkish Airlines said on Wednesday.

04 Jul 2017

Turkey's opposition leader launches court challenge as he marches to Istanbul

ISTANBUL Turkey's main opposition leader launched a European court appeal on Tuesday over an April vote that granted President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers, stepping up his challenge to the government as he led a 425 km (265 mile) protest march.

23 Jun 2017

Turkey rejects call to shut military base in Qatar

ISTANBUL Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states on Friday to shut down its military base in Qatar, saying the base was a guarantor of security in the Gulf and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha.

23 Jun 2017

Turkey rejects call to shut military base in Qatar

ISTANBUL Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states on Friday to shut down its military base in Qatar, saying the base was a guarantor of security in the Gulf and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha.

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