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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

18 Jan 2018

Turkey to become EBRD funder, agreement to be signed on Friday

ANKARA Turkey will become a funder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under an agreement planned to be sealed on Friday, Turkish economy officials said.

15 Jan 2018

Turkey plans incentive scheme for $21 billion in projects, economy minister says

ANKARA Turkey's cabinet is likely to announce an incentive scheme this month to boost investment in 20 projects ranging from healthcare to energy that are worth a total of 80 billion lira ($21 billion), economy minister Nihat Zeybekci told Reuters.

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

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.


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