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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

Jun 21 2018

In Turkey's pious heartland, faith in Erdogan trumps economy worries

KONYA, Turkey In a dusty business park in Konya, Turkey's conservative industrial heartland, Ahmet Hakan Umit sells imported machine tools that are quickly becoming too expensive for his customers.

May 23 2018

Tumbling lira casts shadow over Erdogan's June election

ISTANBUL Running a market stall in Istanbul's working class Fatih district, Ozgur Kamis struggles to make a living as the cost of his stock rises day by day - and he reckons it will only get worse after elections in June.

Apr 20 2018

Erdogan's shock election call brings cherished powers within reach

ISTANBUL Tayyip Erdogan's shock announcement of snap elections in June has caught Turkey's troubled opposition off guard and brought him within reach of his cherished goal, a powerful presidency with sweeping executive powers.

Apr 19 2018

Turkey's Erdogan declares early elections on June 24

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections for June 24, saying economic challenges and the war in Syria meant Turkey must switch quickly to the powerful executive presidency that goes into effect after the vote. | Video

Apr 19 2018

Turkey's Erdogan declares early elections on June 24

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called snap elections for June 24, saying economic challenges and the war in Syria meant Turkey must switch quickly to the powerful executive presidency that goes into effect after the vote. | Video

Apr 11 2018

As lira hits record lows, Turkey's Erdogan cites attack on economy

ISTANBUL The Turkish lira sank to record lows on Wednesday, battered by investor concern about monetary policy and inflation, a sell-off that President Tayyip Erdogan dismissed as an economic attack by enemies of the state.

Dec 01 2017

Turkey casts Zarrab case as attempt to undermine its politics, economy

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey cast the testimony of a wealthy gold trader in a U.S. court as an attempt to undermine Ankara and its economy on Friday, highlighting how President Tayyip Erdogan may use the politically charged case to rally nationalist support.

Nov 17 2017

Turkey says Gulen network behind U.S. case against Turkish trader

ISTANBUL The U.S. case against a Turkish gold trader accused of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran is based on evidence fabricated by the network of the Muslim cleric Ankara blames for last year's coup attempt, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday.

Oct 23 2017

Turkey banking shares weaker, regulator dismisses Iran sanctions report

ISTANBUL Shares of Turkey's banks and the lira currency fell on Monday as comments from the national banking regulator failed to erase investor concerns over a report that lenders could face substantial U.S. fines for evasion of Iran sanctions.

Oct 05 2017

U.S. condemns arrest of Istanbul consulate worker

ANKARA A U.S. consulate employee in Istanbul was arrested on charges of links to a cleric blamed for last year's failed coup, Turkish authorities said on Thursday, a move condemned by Washington as baseless and damaging to ties between the NATO allies.

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