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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

Aug 13 2018

Erdogan vows action against 'economic terrorists' over lira plunge

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused "economic terrorists" of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the full force of the law, as authorities launched investigations of those suspected of involvement. | Video

Aug 13 2018

Erdogan vows action against 'economic terrorists' over lira plunge

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused "economic terrorists" of plotting to harm Turkey by spreading false reports and said they would face the full force of the law, as authorities launched investigations of those suspected of involvement. | Video

Aug 10 2018

Turkey's Erdogan calls on Turks to buy lira for 'national battle'

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan told Turks to exchange gold and hard currency into lira on Friday as part of a "national battle" against economic enemies he said have irreparably ruptured ties with Ankara.

Aug 10 2018

Türkische Lira im freien Fall - Erdogan aber siegessicher

Istanbul/Ankara/Frankfurt Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan ruft in der Währungskrise sein Land zur Geschlossenheit auf.

Aug 09 2018

Turkish lira weakens again, eyes on Washington talks

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's lira weakened against the dollar on Wednesday, hit by concern about President Tayyip Erdogan's grip on monetary policy and uncertainty about whether a meeting between Turkish and U.S. officials could heal a wide diplomatic rift.

Aug 09 2018

Turkey's lira sell-off: What's a central bank to do?

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.

Aug 07 2018

Turkey to send delegation to Washington amid crisis over U.S. pastor

WASHINGTON/ANKARA A Turkish delegation will visit Washington this week to discuss growing friction between the NATO allies, according to reports on Tuesday, while Washington said the two countries remained at odds on its core demand that Ankara free American evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson.

Aug 02 2018

Turkish lira skids past 5 to dollar on U.S. sanctions move

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira tumbled to a record low beyond 5 to the dollar on Thursday, after Washington imposed sanctions on two of President Tayyip Erdogan's ministers over the trial of a U.S. pastor accused of backing terrorism.

Jul 31 2018

Turkey's central bank hikes inflation view, defends independence

ANKARA Turkey's central bank on Tuesday sharply raised its inflation forecast for this year and next, saying price pressures were the only factor in its policy decisions as it sought to emphasize its independence from political interference.

Jul 11 2018

Turkish court jails executives over 2014 mine disaster

ISTANBUL A Turkish court sentenced five mining executives to up to 22 years in jail on Wednesday for their role in the coal mine disaster in May 2014 that killed 301 people, the ruling showed.

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