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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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12 Oct 2017

Erdogan says U.S. sacrificing strategic ally Turkey

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States on Thursday of mistreating a strategic ally, in a blistering speech which appeared to rule out swift resolution to a dispute between two NATO members jointly fighting Islamic State.

09 Oct 2017

U.S., Turkey mutually suspend visa services for security reasons

ANKARA The U.S. mission in Turkey and subsequently the Turkish mission in Washington mutually scaled back visa services after a U.S. consulate employee was arrested in Turkey, in the latest sign of fraying diplomatic relations between the NATO allies. | Video

08 Oct 2017

Turkish prosecutor seeks 15-year jail sentence for rights activists

ANKARA A Turkish prosecutor has called for jail sentences of up to 15 years on terrorism charges for a group of rights activists including the local head of Amnesty International, Amnesty said.

08 Oct 2017

Turkish army surveys Syria's Idlib before deployment - sources

AMMAN/ANKARA A Turkish army reconnaissance team scouted out Syria's Idlib province on Sunday, a senior Syrian rebel said, before an expected military operation to impose peace in the bitterly contested Syrian northwest.

07 Oct 2017

Turkey backs Syrian rebels for 'serious operation' in Idlib

ANKARA/BEIRUT Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

05 Oct 2017

U.S. condemns arrest of Istanbul consulate worker

ANKARA A U.S. consulate employee in Istanbul was arrested on charges of links to a cleric blamed for last year's failed coup, Turkish authorities said on Thursday, a move condemned by Washington as baseless and damaging to ties between the NATO allies.

05 Oct 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.

04 Oct 2017

Turkish judge finds 42 soldiers guilty of trying to kill Erdogan

MUGLA, Turkey A Turkish court on Wednesday found 42 former soldiers guilty of trying to kill President Tayyip Erdogan during last year's failed coup, and handed most of them life sentences in the highest profile case related to the attempted putsch so far.

28 Sep 2017

Turkey raises oil threat after Iraqi Kurds back independence

ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA Turkey threatened potentially crippling restrictions on oil trading with Iraqi Kurds on Thursday after they backed independence from Baghdad in a referendum that has alarmed Ankara as it faces a separatist insurgency from its own Kurdish minority.

26 Sep 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.

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