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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'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 revitalised a dispirited opposition in less than two months.

20 Jun 2018

Erdogan's election rivals struggle to be heard in Turkey's media

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's main state-run TV station devoted 67 hours of airtime to President Tayyip Erdogan and his AK Party last month in the run-up to elections, according to two opposition members of television watchdog RTUK.

13 Jun 2018

Turkey wants to tighten up China textile imports: clothing firms

ANKARA Turkey wants to impose new requirements on textile firms importing material from China, alarming leaders of one of the country's biggest export industries, three clothing company executives told Reuters.

05 Jun 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.

04 Jun 2018

Foreign companies struggle in cash-strapped Turkmenistan

ALMATY/ANKARA Some foreign companies in Turkmenistan are struggling to make sales and collect payments as economic pressures mount in large part because of a sharp drop in the Central Asian nation's crucial gas exports.

03 Jun 2018

Foreign companies struggle in cash-strapped Turkmenistan

ALMATY/ANKARA Some foreign companies in Turkmenistan are struggling to make sales and collect payments as economic pressures mount in large part because of a sharp drop in the Central Asian nation's crucial gas exports.

30 May 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.

29 May 2018

Islamist party sees Erdogan support eroding in Turkey election

ANKARA A small Turkish Islamist party is targeting religious voters it says are disenchanted by the authoritarian rule of President Tayyip Erdogan, aiming to erode his support in what may turn into a closely-fought parliamentary vote.

29 Apr 2018

Turkey's 'Eastern Express' puts romance back on tracks

KARS, Turkey Emre proposed to his girlfriend Mine Nur in a candlelit wagon on the "Eastern Express", a thousand kilometer train ride across eastern Turkey which he says formed the perfect start to their voyage through life. | Video

26 Apr 2018

Facing jail, staff from Turkey's Cumhuriyet newspaper vow to keep working

ANKARA/ISTANBUL The editor-in-chief of Turkey's opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper said on Thursday he was unbowed by a government crackdown and would not abandon journalism, a day after a court sentenced him and more than a dozen colleagues to prison on terrorism charges.

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