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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ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey's lira pulled back from a record low of 7.24 to the dollar on Monday after the central bank pledged to provide liquidity, but it remained under selling pressure and its meltdown caused further unease on global markets. | Video
ANKARA Turkey's central bank will meet banks' lira liquidity needs at a higher cost than its benchmark policy rate, four bankers with knowledge of the matter said on Monday -- a possible step towards tightening monetary policy using an interest rate corridor rather than a rate hike.
ANKARA Concerns about President Tayyip Erdogan's grip on monetary policy and worsening relations with the United States have sent Turkey's lira <TRYTOM=D3> into free-fall.
Turkish central bank seen hiking main rate by 100-125 basis points as inflation spikes: Reuters poll
ANKARA Turkey's central bank is likely to lift interest rates at its meeting next week, with a 100-125 basis point increase in its policy rate seen as most probable, after inflation hit a 14-year-high in June, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.
ISTANBUL Turkey's lira weakened to a record low of 4.9767 against the dollar in overnight Asian trade before trimming losses on Thursday, hit by worries about economic management and monetary policy under Tayyip Erdogan's stronger executive presidency.
ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. | Video
ANKARA Turkey's central bank said on Monday it would return to using the one-week repo rate as its benchmark, the latest move by authorities to reassure investors about the direction of monetary policy and give the ailing currency a boost.
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.
ISTANBUL Investors hammered Turkey's lira on Tuesday, sending it to a record low after President Tayyip Erdogan said he plans to take greater control of the economy after next month's election, deepening concerns about his influence on monetary policy. | Video
ANKARA, March 23 A trend which has seen Turks' holdings of foreign currency rise by $50 billion over the past five years should continue, bankers said, even after local investors sold currency and gold worth $1.3 billion last week as the lira plunged to a record low.