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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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19 Feb 2018

Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin

BEIRUT/ANKARA Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if they entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive. | Video

09 Feb 2018

Turkey rolls out domestic rival to WhatsApp, raising surveillance concerns

ANKARA Turkey has launched a domestic messaging app to rival Facebook's popular WhatsApp Messenger service, raising concerns among government critics that Ankara could use the new platform to tighten surveillance and bolster an 18-month-old crackdown.

08 Feb 2018

Medical association to lose Turkish tag over criticism of Syria campaign

ANKARA Ankara will strip the word "Turkish" from the name of its main medical association after the organisation publicly opposed the military campaign in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

08 Feb 2018

Medical association to lose Turkish tag over criticism of Syria campaign

ANKARA Ankara will strip the word "Turkish" from the name of its main medical association after the organisation publicly opposed the military campaign in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.

05 Feb 2018

Turkey detains nearly 600 for opposing Syrian offensive

ANKARA Turkey has so far detained 573 people for social media posts and protests criticizing its military offensive in Syria, the government said on Monday.

02 Feb 2018

Turkey orders 13 detained for online opposition to Syria offensive, newspaper reports

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish authorities on Friday ordered the detention of 13 people for supporting the national medical association online, the Hurriyet newspaper reported, after the organisation publicly opposed a military campaign in Syria.

27 Jan 2018

Turkey says U.S. has promised to stop arming YPG, warns Washington on Manbij

ANKARA/BEIRUT The United States has pledged to stop supplying weapons to a Kurdish militia in Syria, Turkey said on Saturday, calling on Washington to immediately remove its troops from a Syrian town of Manbij that Turkish forces plan to target.

27 Jan 2018

U.S. to end weapons support for Syrian Kurdish YPG, Turkey says

ANKARA The United States has told Turkey it will not provide any more weapons to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, the Turkish presidency said on Saturday, as Turkey's offensive against the U.S.-backed YPG in Syria entered its eighth day.

25 Jan 2018

Turkey to U.S. - End support for Syrian Kurd YPG or risk confrontation

ANKARA/BEIRUT Turkey urged the United States on Thursday to halt its support for Kurdish YPG fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria, some of Ankara's strongest comments yet about a potential clash with its NATO ally.

25 Jan 2018

Erdogan says to extend Syria operation despite risk of U.S. confrontation

ANKARA/BEIRUT President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij, a move that could potentially bring Turkish forces into confrontation with those of their NATO ally the United States. | Video

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