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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

13 Sep 2017

Interview: Erdogan adviser sees recovery in Turkey ties with Germany, EU

ANKARA Ankara's relations with NATO ally Germany, hit by a deepening row, are expected to improve alongside a general upturn in ties with the EU early next year, boosting Turkish export and tourism prospects, an adviser to President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters.

07 Jun 2017

Turkish exporters ready to meet Qatar demand for food and water -industry official

ANKARA, June 7 Turkish exporters are ready to meet demand for food and water from Qatar, the head of Turkey's main exporting trade body told Reuters on Wednesday, allowing the Gulf state to stave off possible shortages after its biggest suppliers cut ties.

11 Apr 2017

Turkey's referendum unlikely to kickstart long-stalled reforms

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's government says the passage of constitutional reforms on April 16 would make it easier to deliver on long-promised market reforms. But investors aren't so sure, seeing the possibility of more policy gridlock and further elections.

04 Apr 2017

Turkey to give central bank first option on buying domestic gold -sources

ANKARA, April 4 Turkey is taking steps to give its central bank the right of first refusal on domestically produced gold, two sources said, allowing it to boost reserves of the precious metal without depleting foreign currency holdings.

09 Feb 2017

Turkey's central bank seen staying difficult course until inflation peaks

ANKARA Turkey's central bank will stick with unorthodox measures to keep borrowing costs at five-year highs at least until inflation peaks this year, according to people familiar with its thinking, despite sharp criticism from investors.

03 Feb 2017

Divisions in Turkey's economic team hamper response to lira slide

ANKARA Divisions among Turkey's economic policy makers, which have hindered the central bank and unnerved investors, are unlikely to abate before an April referendum on granting the stronger powers that President Tayyip Erdogan has long sought.

10 Jan 2017

Reluctant to hike rates, Turkey's central bank struggles with lira slide

ISTANBUL/ANKARA For some of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's aides, the mere suggestion that the central bank should raise interest rates as the lira slides through new record lows amounts to a plot against the state.

06 Jan 2017

Suspected Kurdish militants kill two in car bombing in Turkey's Izmir

ANKARA Suspected Kurdish militants clashed with police and detonated a car bomb in western Turkey on Thursday after their vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint, killing a police officer and a court employee, officials said. | Video

12 Dec 2016

Turkey rejigs GDP calculations as output falls for first time since 2009

ISTANBUL/ANKARA On paper at least, 79 million Turks got a near 20 percent boost to their average standard of living on Monday when the government rejigged GDP calculations, a change unlikely to stem frustration about an economy now in contraction.

09 Dec 2016

Turkish developer confident Syria wall in place by spring

ANKARA Turkey will finish building a wall along its 900 km (560-mile) border with Syria by next April, the head of one of its main developers said on Friday, in an attempt by Ankara to prevent Islamic State from entering the country.


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