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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

12 Oct 2017

In schools and hospitals, Turkey carves north Syria role

AL-BAB, Syria/BEIRUT/ANKARA Children returning to school in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab were handed a new textbook this term: "Türkçe Öğreniyorum" - "I am learning Turkish".

30 Sep 2017

Turkey opens military base in Mogadishu to train Somali soldiers

MOGADISHU/ANKARA Turkey opened its biggest overseas military base on Saturday in Somalia's capital, cementing its ties with the volatile but strategic Muslim nation and building a presence in East Africa.

13 Sep 2017

Erdogan adviser sees recovery in Turkey ties with Germany, EU

ANKARA Ankara's relations with NATO ally Germany, hit by a deepening row, are expected to improve alongside a general upturn in ties with the EU early next year, boosting Turkish export and tourism prospects, an adviser to President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters.

08 Sep 2017

Turkey dismisses head of $40 billion wealth fund after slow start

ANKARA Turkey has dismissed the head of its $40 billion sovereign wealth fund, officials said on Friday, alluding to impatience on the part of President Tayyip Erdogan over a failure to launch any major investment projects a year after its founding.

25 Aug 2017

Saudi Telecom frontrunner for Turk Telekom stake -sources

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Saudi Telecom Company is in the lead to buy the 55 percent of fixed-line operator Turk Telekom owned by Oger Telecom, sources said, adding that the Turkish government could acquire the $3.9 billion stake if those talks fail.

07 Aug 2017

After military shake-up, Erdogan says Turkey to tackle Kurds in Syria

ISTANBUL Days after a reshuffle of Turkey's top military commanders, President Tayyip Erdogan has revived warnings of military action against Kurdish fighters in Syria that could set back the U.S.-led battle against Islamic State.

22 Jul 2017

Backing Qatar, Erdogan may have little room to manoeuvre in Gulf visit

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan heads to the Gulf this weekend in an attempt to patch up the rift between Qatar and its neighbours, but the firm Qatari ally may find himself with little room to manoeuvre as a mediator.

21 Jul 2017

Berlin reviews Turkish arms requests as crisis deepens

ANKARA/BERLIN Germany said on Friday it was reviewing applications for arms projects from Turkey, accusing its NATO ally of ramping up covert operations as an attempt by a Turkish minister to calm a deepening bilateral crisis fell flat. | Video

21 Jul 2017

Fast 700 deutsche Firmen auf schwarzer Liste der Türkei

Berlin/Ankara Die Türkei hat Insidern zufolge entgegen ihrer Beteuerung deutlich mehr deutsche Firmen auf einer schwarzen Liste als bekannt.

21 Jul 2017

Turkey minister says German investments fully guaranteed, denies targeting firms

ANKARA Turkey's economy minister sought to stem the economic fall-out from a growing diplomatic crisis with NATO ally Germany, saying that German investments in Turkey were fully guaranteed by both the Ankara government and its laws.

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