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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

Sep 18 2018

Turkey's lira falls as much as two percent, wiping out gains from rate hike

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira fell as much as 2 percent on Tuesday, erasing all its gains since the central bank's rate hike last week, as investors took a cautious tack before the government announces its three-year plan this week.

Sep 18 2018

UPDATE 2-Turkey's lira falls as much as 2 percent, wiping out gains from rate hike

* Lira has now surrendered gains from rate hike (Updates prices, adds analyst quote)

Sep 12 2018

Turkey set to raise rates, balancing lira and growth concerns

ISTANBUL The Turkish Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates on Thursday to calm a currency crisis, but forecasts for the scale of the increase vary widely as the bank balances concerns over lira weakness with worries about an economic slowdown.

Sep 11 2018

Turkish lira weakens as central bank meeting approaches

ISTANBUL The Turkish lira weakened slightly on Tuesday as investors weighed up expectations for this week's central bank meeting, where the monetary policy committee is expected to raise interest rates.

Sep 10 2018

Turkish economic growth dips, lira crisis darkens outlook

ISTANBUL Turkish economic growth slowed to 5.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, data showed on Monday, in what officials described as an "economic rebalancing" before an expected second-half slowdown as Turkey grapples with a currency crisis.

Sep 03 2018

Turkey's central bank promises action after inflation surges to 18 percent

ISTANBUL Turkey's central bank signalled on Monday it would take action against "significant risks" to price stability, a rare move to calm financial markets after inflation surged to its highest in nearly a decade and a half.

Sep 03 2018

UPDATE 3-Turkey's central bank promises action after inflation surges to 18 pct

* Albayrak promises full fight against inflation (Adds details, graphic, updates prices)

Aug 29 2018

Turkey's Albayrak sees no big risk to economy, but Moody's sounds alarm

ISTANBUL Turkey does not expect a big risk to its economy or financial system, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak was quoted on Wednesday as saying, in comments that illustrate a deep divide between Ankara and global investors over a worsening currency crisis.

Aug 15 2018

Turkish court releases local Amnesty head: Amnesty

ISTANBUL A Turkish court has released Taner Kilic, the local honorary chairman of Amnesty International, from prison, the human rights group said on Wednesday in one of several cases that have caused expressions of concern over Ankara's human rights record.

Aug 09 2018

Turkish lira weakens again, eyes on Washington talks

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's lira weakened against the dollar on Wednesday, hit by concern about President Tayyip Erdogan's grip on monetary policy and uncertainty about whether a meeting between Turkish and U.S. officials could heal a wide diplomatic rift.


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