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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.

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21 Nov 2017

Turkish lira hits record low against dollar on strains in U.S. ties

ISTANBUL The Turkish lira hit a record low of 3.9780 against the dollar on Tuesday, accelerating losses to some 17 percent since September as concerns widened about Ankara's strained relations with the United States and central bank independence. | Video

23 Oct 2017

Turkey banking shares weaker, regulator dismisses Iran sanctions report

ISTANBUL Shares of Turkey's banks and the lira currency fell on Monday as comments from the national banking regulator failed to erase investor concerns over a report that lenders could face substantial U.S. fines for evasion of Iran sanctions.

10 Oct 2017

Turkey urges U.S. to review visa suspension as lira, stocks tumble

ANKARA Turkey urged the United States on Monday to review its suspension of visa services after the arrest of a U.S. consulate employee sharply escalated tension between the two NATO allies and drove Turkey's currency and stocks lower. | Video

09 Oct 2017

Turkish markets tumble on U.S. dispute, central bank says monitoring closely

ISTANBUL Turkey's lira, stocks and bonds all tumbled on Monday as the United States and Turkey cut back visa services, signalling a sharp deterioration in relations between the NATO allies, and the central bank said it was following developments closely.

28 Sep 2017

Turkey stops training Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga after independence vote

ISTANBUL Turkey said on Thursday it had stopped training peshmerga forces in northern Iraq in response to a Kurdish independence vote there, whose backers had thrown themselves "into the fire".

27 Sep 2017

Erdogan tells Iraqi Kurds they will go hungry if Turkey imposes sanctions

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Iraqi Kurds would go hungry if his country halts the flow of trucks and oil across the border with northern Iraq and warned that all military and economic measures were on the table against its neighbour. | Video

26 Sep 2017

Erdogan tells Iraqi Kurds they will go hungry if Turkey imposes sanctions

HABUR, Turkey Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Iraqi Kurds would go hungry if his country halts the flow of trucks and oil across the border with northern Iraq and warned that all military and economic measures were on the table against its neighbor.

25 Sep 2017

Kurds stick with independence vote, 'never going back to Baghdad' - Barzani

ERBIL, Iraq/ISTANBUL Iraq's Kurds will go ahead with a referendum on independence on Monday because their partnership with Baghdad has failed, Kurdistan Regional Government President Massoud Barzani said on Sunday, shrugging off international opposition to the vote.

24 Sep 2017

Turkey extends troop deployment mandate, pressures Iraqi Kurds on vote

ISTANBUL/BAGHDAD Turkey's parliament voted on Saturday to extend by a year a mandate authorising the deployment of Turkish troops in Iraq and Syria, stepping up pressure against an independence referendum in northern Iraq's Kurdish region in two days' time. | Video

07 Sep 2017

U.S. charges former Turkish minister with Iran sanctions evasion

ISTANBUL U.S. prosecutors have charged a former Turkish economy minister and the ex-head of a state-owned bank with conspiring to violate Iran sanctions by illegally moving hundreds of millions of dollars through the U.S. financial system on Tehran's behalf.

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