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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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16 Feb 2018

Turks propose joint deployment with US in Syria as allies aim to mend ties

ANKARA Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a "crisis point". | Video

14 Feb 2018

Turkey to prioritize inflation, current account, Simsek says

ANKARA Turkey will prioritize lowering inflation to single digits and keeping the current account deficit under control while advancing reforms to boost growth and make the economy resistant to shocks, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told Reuters.

06 Feb 2018

Two Turkish firms out of Russian nuclear plant consortium, other in talks: sources

ANKARA Two of three Turkish firms lined up to buy into the Russia-led construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant have backed away from the deal, two energy sources told Reuters on Tuesday, in a possible further setback for the project.

06 Feb 2018

Turkish soldier killed setting up military post in northwest Syria

ISTANBUL A Turkish soldier was killed in a rocket and mortar attack in northwest Syria as Turkish forces were setting up a military post in the largest remaining stronghold of opposition to President Bashar al-Assad, Turkey's military said on Tuesday.

20 Jan 2018

Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province in push to secure borders

ANKARA, Jan 20 Turkish warplanes struck positions of a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Saturday, a senior Turkish official said, in a move likely to drive a deeper wedge between Ankara and the United States.

19 Jan 2018

Turkey's EU minister rejects any option other than full membership

ANKARA Turkey would reject any offer of partnership with the European Union that falls short of membership, Ankara's minister for EU affairs said, warning that the current impasse gave Turkey no reason to maintain its migrant deal with the bloc.

15 Jan 2018

Turkey plans incentive scheme for $21 billion in projects, economy minister says

ANKARA Turkey's cabinet is likely to announce an incentive scheme this month to boost investment in 20 projects ranging from healthcare to energy that are worth a total of 80 billion lira ($21 billion), economy minister Nihat Zeybekci told Reuters.

14 Jan 2018

U.S.-led coalition helps to build new Syrian force, angering Turkey

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Sunday, a move that has added to Turkish anger over U.S. support for Kurdish-dominated forces in Syria.

10 Jan 2018

Turkey to complete wall on Iranian border by spring 2019

ANKARA Turkey has completed more than half of a 144 km (90 mile) wall on its border with Iran and will finish it next spring, the firm building the barrier said, as Ankara secures its frontiers from smuggling, illegal immigration and militant infiltration.

08 Dec 2017

Defector says thousands of Islamic State fighters left Raqqa in secret deal

ANKARA A high-level defector from Kurdish-led forces that captured the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State has recanted his account of the city's fall, saying thousands of IS fighters - many more than first reported - left under a secret, U.S.-approved deal. | Video

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