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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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Aug 06 2018

Turkish lira hits record low after U.S. reviews duty-free access

ISTANBUL The Turkish lira plunged to a record low on Monday after the Trump administration said it was reviewing Turkey's duty-free access to the U.S. market, a move that could affect $1.7 billion of Turkish exports. | Video

Jul 25 2018

Turk Telekom squeezed by falling lira, foreign currency debt

ISTANBUL, July 25 Turk Telekom has become the latest Turkish company to highlight the ill effects of the falling lira on its finances, saying that unfavourable currency movements were behind the company's second-quarter loss of nearly a billion lira.

Mar 23 2018

Turkey's Zorlu Holding CEO says preparing units for IPO

ISTANBUL, March 23 Turkey's Zorlu Holding is preparing its units for initial public offerings either in the domestic market or abroad, its chief executive Omer Yungul told Reuters on Friday, and it was also considering using international capital markets instruments.

Mar 23 2018

Turkey's TAV secures 300 mln euro financing for Antalya Airport, eyes acquisitions

ULUDAG, Turkey, March 23 Turkey's TAV Airports has secured 300 million euro ($370 million) in foreign financing to buy a stake in Turkey's third largest airport in Antalya, its chief executive Sani Sener told Reuters, adding it was looking at further acquisitions.

Mar 09 2018

Turkey's planned $20 billion Russian-built nuclear plant facing delay

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's first nuclear power plant is likely to miss its 2023 target start-up date as Russian builder Rosatom struggles to find local partners, two people familiar with the matter said.

Mar 02 2018

Turkish steelmaker considers U.S. expansion after tariff increase

ISTANBUL Leading Turkish steelmaker Borusan Holding is considering expanding its plant in the United States after U.S. President Donald Trump proposed a hefty increase to tariffs on imports, the company's chief executive said on Friday.

Feb 13 2018

Turkey's Actera plans IPO for auto firm Standard Profil, has mandated JP Morgan: sources

ISTANBUL/LONDON Turkish private equity fund Actera is planning an initial public offering for auto parts maker Standard Profil and has mandated JP Morgan for a listing that may take place in London, according to people familiar with the matter.

Dec 13 2017

Turkey's wealth fund in talks with foreign funds for cooperation: acting chairman

ISTANBUL Turkey's sovereign wealth fund (TVF) is in talks with China's ICBC, Singapore's wealth fund TEMASEK and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on cooperation in bilateral project financing, TVF acting chairman Himmet Karadag told Reuters.

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.

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