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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

Aug 14 2018

Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics, lira steadies

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a row with Washington that has helped drive the lira to record lows. | Video

Aug 14 2018

Erdogan kontert US-Zölle mit Boykott von iPhones

Istanbul Die Türkei fordert die Supermacht USA heraus: Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan kündigte am Dienstag Sanktionen gegen das Vorzeige-Unternehmen Apple an.

Aug 10 2018

Erdogan tells Turks to buy crumbling lira as Trump turns the screws

ISTANBUL/WASHINGTON President Tayyip Erdogan told Turks on Friday to sell their gold and U.S. dollars to support the country's currency which plunged after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a feud with NATO ally Turkey by doubling tariffs on metals imports. | Video

Aug 10 2018

Türkische Lira im freien Fall - Erdogan aber siegessicher

Istanbul/Ankara/Frankfurt Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan ruft in der Währungskrise sein Land zur Geschlossenheit auf.

Aug 09 2018

Turkish lira hits record lows as Turkey-U.S. concerns weigh

ISTANBUL/LONDON Turkey's lira tumbled to another record low against the dollar on Thursday after a Turkish delegation returned from meeting U.S. officials in Washington with no apparent solution to a diplomatic rift that has opened up between them. | Video

May 25 2018

Turkish lira volatile, central bank moves to help firms on foreign debt

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira wobbled in volatile trade on Friday, as investors tried to gauge prospects of another interest rates increase after this week's emergency action by authorities struggling to stabilise the plunging currency.

May 24 2018

Turkish lira weakens sharply, surrendering some post-rate hike gains

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira weakened more than 3 percent on Thursday, giving up a large chunk of the gains it made after the central bank raised interest rates by 300 points a day earlier, as investors bet another hike would be needed to tame the sell-off. | Video

May 23 2018

Turkish central bank raises rates sharply to prop up lira

ISTANBUL Turkey's central bank raised interest rates by 300 basis points on Wednesday in an emergency move to put a floor under the plunging lira currency and calm investors unnerved by interventions from President Tayyip Erdogan. | Video

May 11 2018

Turkey's Erdogan calls interest rates "mother of all evil"; lira slides

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan called for lower interest rates on Friday and described them as the "mother and father of all evil", triggering a fresh slide in the lira as investors worried about the central bank's ability to rein in high inflation.

May 08 2018

German firm may finish Turkish construction halted after coup - fund head

KAYSERI, Turkey, May 8 The Turkish state fund that manages seized companies is in advanced talks with a German firm about completing building projects halted after the 2016 coup attempt, the head of the TMSF savings and deposit insurance fund said on Tuesday.


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