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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

17 Sep 2018

Turkey's lira weakens, bank shares fall after Erdogan Isbank comments

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira weakened 2 percent and banking shares fell on Monday after President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as calling for an investigation into members of the opposition who serve on the board of the country's biggest lender.

17 Sep 2018

Turkey's Erdogan calls for investigation into opposition role at Isbank, Hurriyet says

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said authorities should look into members of the opposition who serve on the board of Isbank, Hurriyet newspaper said on Monday, knocking the shares of the country's largest listed lender.

17 Sep 2018

UPDATE 2-Turkey's Erdogan calls for investigation into opposition role at Isbank, Hurriyet says

* Comments drive down Isbank share price (Updates share price, adds banks index)

14 Sep 2018

Turkey to freeze new government projects, Erdogan says

ISTANBUL Turkey is freezing new government investment projects, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, to rein in spending and stem double-digit inflation after a 15-year construction boom fuelled by debt.

13 Sep 2018

Turkish central bank raises rates sharply, boosts lira

ISTANBUL Turkey's central bank raised its benchmark rate by a hefty 625 basis points on Thursday, the biggest such increase in President Tayyip Erdogan's 15-year rule, boosting the lira and possibly easing investor concern over his influence on monetary policy. | Video

13 Sep 2018

Türkische Zentralbank wagt in Währungskrise Befreiungsschlag

Istanbul/Berlin/Frankfurt Im Clinch mit Staatschef Recep Tayyip Erdogan wagt die türkische Notenbank den Befreiungsschlag und hat dem Land mit deutlich höheren Zinsen zunächst etwas Luft in der Währungskrise verschafft.

12 Sep 2018

Turkey set to raise rates, balancing lira and growth concerns

ISTANBUL The Turkish Central Bank is expected to raise interest rates on Thursday to calm a currency crisis, but forecasts for the scale of the increase vary widely as the bank balances concerns over lira weakness with worries about an economic slowdown.

10 Sep 2018

Turkish economic growth dips, lira crisis darkens outlook

ISTANBUL Turkish economic growth slowed to 5.2 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, data showed on Monday, in what officials described as an "economic rebalancing" before an expected second-half slowdown as Turkey grapples with a currency crisis.

31 Aug 2018

Turkey takes aim at rating agency 'racketeers and impostors'

ISTANBUL Turkey accused Western credit rating agencies on Friday of deliberately attempting to undermine the banking sector amid attacks on the lira.

28 Aug 2018

Turkey blocks decades-old mothers' vigil as freedoms suffer

ISTANBUL Every Saturday for 23 years, dozens of people have held a vigil in a central Istanbul square, sitting in silence and holding pictures of relatives who went missing in police detention.


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