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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 to allow muftis to conduct weddings, sparking uproar on left

ANKARA Turkey's parliament approved a law to allow some state-employed religious officials to administer civil marriages, a move opposition parties view as another blow to secularism and women's rights under President Tayyip Erdogan.

09 Oct 2017

Turkey urges U.S. to review visa suspension as lira, stocks tumble

ANKARA Turkey urged the United States on Monday to review its suspension of visa services after the arrest of a U.S. consulate employee sharply escalated tension between the two NATO allies and drove Turkey's currency and stocks lower. | Video

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.

18 Sep 2017

Turkish tanks drill on Iraqi border week before Kurdish vote

ANKARA/BAGHDAD Turkish tanks carried out drills at the Iraqi border on Monday, the army said, a week before a referendum across that frontier on Kurdish independence that Ankara has called a threat to its national security.

17 Sep 2017

Türkei bestellt deutschen Botschafter wegen Kurden-Demo ein

Ankara Die Regierung in Ankara hat nach eigener Darstellung den deutschen Botschafter in der Türkei wegen einer Kurden-Demonstration in Köln einbestellt.

13 Sep 2017

Turkey will take its own security measures after Russia defence deal, Erdogan says

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday dismissed NATO allies' concern over Turkey's deal to buy a missile defence system from Russia and said Ankara would continue to take the security measures it thought right.

16 Aug 2017

Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

ANKARA Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff.

02 Aug 2017

Turkish Supreme Military Council replaces land, air and navy commanders

ANKARA Turkey on Wednesday replaced the commanders of its army, air force and navy after their terms in office expired, reshuffling the top of a military that has been shaken by last year's failed coup.

26 Jul 2017

Turkey's Erdogan says Israel damaging Jerusalem's 'Islamic character'

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Wednesday of inflicting damage on Jerusalem's "Islamic character", in comments likely to further inflame regional tensions in a dispute over the Al-Aqsa mosque.

21 Jul 2017

'Let's get the hell out of here' - quake off Greece and Turkey kills two

KOS, Greece/ANKARA A powerful earthquake killed two people on the Greek holiday island of Kos in the early hours of Friday, sending tourists fleeing into the streets, and causing disruption in the nearby Turkish tourist hub of Bodrum. | Video

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