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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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27 Jul 2018

Israel says Trump sought Turkish detainee's release, Ankara denies deal

JERUSALEM/ANKARA Israel confirmed on Friday a U.S. newspaper report that President Donald Trump had requested its release of a Turkish woman accused of Hamas ties, while Ankara denied ever agreeing to free a detained American pastor in return.

09 Jul 2018

Turkey's Erdogan sworn in with new powers, names son-in-law finance minister

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan appointed his son-in-law as Turkey's finance minister on Monday hours after he was sworn in with sweeping new executive powers, promising a "strong government and a strong Turkey". | Video

06 Jul 2018

Turkey's Erdogan vows more efficient government, non-party ministers

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan promised on Friday to make government more efficient when Turkey's new executive presidency is inaugurated next week, saying the new cabinet would include ministers not from his AK Party.

07 Jun 2018

Turkey halts filling Tigris dam after Iraq complains of water shortages

ANKARA/BAGHDAD Turkey has temporarily stopped filling a huge dam on the Tigris River after complaints from neighboring Iraq, which is suffering water shortages, officials said on Thursday.

18 May 2018

Muslim leaders call for international protection force for Palestinians

ISTANBUL Muslim leaders called on Friday for an international force to be deployed to protect Palestinians after dozens of protesters were shot dead by Israeli forces on the Gaza border this week.

15 May 2018

Turkey and Israel expel envoys over Gaza violence

ANKARA Turkey and Israel expelled each other's senior diplomats on Tuesday in a dispute over the killing by Israeli forces of 60 Palestinians a day earlier during protests on the Gaza border.

15 May 2018

Turkey and Israel expel envoys over Gaza violence

ANKARA Turkey and Israel expelled each other's senior diplomats on Tuesday in a dispute over the killing by Israeli forces of 60 Palestinians a day earlier during protests on the Gaza border.

09 May 2018

Amid lira slide, Turkey's Erdogan unwavering on interest rates

ANKARA Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan and his economy team on Wednesday agreed to take measures to ease interest rates and help shield the tumbling lira, underscoring a deep split between the president and international investors hoping for tighter monetary policy.

05 Apr 2018

Turkey, Iran, Russia say will work for stability in Syria

ANKARA Turkey, Iran and Russia pledged on Wednesday to accelerate efforts to bring stability to Syria, underlining their joint commitment to the country a day after President Donald Trump raised the prospect of withdrawing U.S. troops. | Video

03 Apr 2018

Erdogan, Putin mark start of work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant

ANKARA The leaders of Turkey and Russia marked the official start of work to build Turkey's first nuclear power station on Tuesday, launching construction of the $20 billion Akkuyu plant in the southern province of Mersin. | Video

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