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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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Dec 08 2017

Turk Telekom CEO to take hard line on spending, focus on paying out dividends

ISTANBUL Turk Telekom has no plans to take on new debt and aims to keep capex spending to a minimum under a new five-year strategy, its chief executive told Reuters, as it focuses on paying out dividends.

Nov 24 2017

Turkcell sees potential to double user count within 2-3 years

ISTANBUL Leading Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell TCELL.IS sees the potential to double its user count and data consumption in the next 2-3 years as it looks to maintain sales growth above the rate of inflation, its chief executive Kaan Terzioglu told Reuters.

Nov 10 2017

Russia's Alfa interested in buying Cukurova's Turkcell stake - sources

ISTANBUL, Nov 10 Russia's Alfa Telecom is interested in increasing its stake in mobile operator Turkcell by buying out Turkish firm Cukurova, which missed a recent debt repayment and could consider offers, two sources close to the matter told Reuters.

Nov 03 2017

Turkey's Global Yatirim eyes green energy deals after London investment

ISTANBUL Turkish investment firm Global Yatirim Holding will focus on renewable energy and infrastructure projects and look to buy an asset manager, its chairman said, as part of a shift in strategy since an investment from London-based fund Centricus.

Oct 19 2017

Turkey's CMS Group mandates HSBC for stake sale - sources

ISTANBUL Turkish car wheel manufacturer CMS Group is looking to sell a stake in itself, possibly a majority stake, and has mandated HSBC to advise on a potential transaction, two people familiar with the matter said.

Oct 19 2017

Turkey's CMS Group mandates HSBC for stake sale - sources

ISTANBUL, Oct 19 Turkish car wheel manufacturer CMS Group is looking to sell a stake in itself, possibly a majority stake, and has mandated HSBC to advise on a potential transaction, two people familiar with the matter said. Privately held CMS supplies wheels for 22 automobile brands including BMW, Ford, Toyota and Volkswagen. CMS says it is Turkey's largest manufacturer of aluminum alloy wheels and Europe's third-largest.

Oct 18 2017

Turkey's Turkven sees IPO of Medical Park in 2018, CEO says

ISTANBUL, Oct 18 Turkish private equity firm Turkven aims to hold a public offering for nearly 50 percent of healthcare firm Medical Park Group next year, Turkven's chief executive said, a listing that could be worth around $1 billion.

Oct 09 2017

Turkish markets tumble on U.S. dispute, central bank says monitoring closely

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira, stocks and bonds all tumbled on Monday as the United States and Turkey cut back visa services, signalling a sharp deterioration in relations between the NATO allies, and the central bank said it was following developments closely.

Sep 11 2017

Turkish court rules opposition newspaper journalists must remain in custody

SILIVRI, Turkey A Turkish court remanded five prominent staff from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper in custody on Monday in a trial which President Tayyip Erdogan's critics have condemned as an attack on free speech.

Jul 29 2017

Turkish court remands four opposition newspaper staff in custody, releases seven

ISTANBUL A Turkish court ruled on Friday that four prominent members of an opposition newspaper must remain in detention but freed seven others for the duration of the trial, in a case seen by critics of President Tayyip Erdogan as an attack on free speech. | Video

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