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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

May 25 2018

After 'late' rate hike, Turkey won't oppose markets, Simsek says

ISTANBUL Turkey won't look to push back against financial markets, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Friday, although he acknowledged investors remained concerned after the central bank was slow to react with a rate increase this week.

May 23 2018

Turkey's Muslim-friendly holidays find a modest place in the sun

ALANYA, Turkey Turkey's $26 billion tourism industry has been battered by security fears and political disputes in recent years but one corner of the market is quietly growing - beach holidays for conservative Muslims. | Video

May 09 2018

Turkish grocer Sok cuts IPO price, top shareholder to boost stake

ISTANBUL Turkish grocer Sok Marketler cut the price of its initial public offering by a quarter on Wednesday and its top shareholder placed an order for another $100 million shares, moves designed to boost demand.

May 07 2018

U.S. pastor denies terrorism charges in Turkish court

ANKARA A U.S. pastor denied terrorism and spying charges in a Turkish court on Monday and called them "shameful and disgusting", in a prosecution that has been condemned by U.S. President Donald Trump. | Video

Apr 28 2018

Turkey's Erdogan starts campaigning for snap June elections

ISTANBUL Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan unofficially kicked off his re-election campaign on Saturday, vowing to defeat the secularist opposition in "historic" snap elections that he has called for June. | Video

Apr 24 2018

Turkey tells Council of Europe to mind its own business on elections

ISTANBUL Turkey told a European rights body "to mind its own business" after it voiced concern on Tuesday over the freedom and fairness of Turkish snap elections and recommended they be postponed.

Apr 16 2018

U.S. pastor denies allegations of coup links as Turkey trial begins

ALIAGA, Turkey A U.S. pastor denied allegations of links to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup in Turkey as he went on trial on Monday in a case that has compounded strains in U.S.-Turkish relations.

Apr 15 2018

U.S. pastor held in Turkey for his Christian faith, lawyer says

IZMIR, Turkey The lawyer for a U.S. pastor who goes on trial in Turkey on Monday over alleged links to a group accused of orchestrating a failed military coup said the preacher had been arrested for his Christian faith.

Apr 04 2018

Russia, Iran and Turkey struggle to find common ground on Syria

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Three foreign powers who have shaped Syria's civil war - Iran, Russia and Turkey - will discuss ways to wind down the fighting on Wednesday despite their involvement in rival military campaigns on the ground. | Video

Mar 16 2018

Istanbul taxi drivers go to court to seek shutdown of Uber

ISTANBUL Istanbul's taxi drivers have taken Uber to court, accusing the U.S.-based ride-hailing app of endangering their livelihoods in a case that could crimp its business in Europe's largest city.


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