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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

12 Jul 2018

Turkey to bring in new security regulations after emergency rule ends: sources

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party and its nationalist ally plan to introduce security regulations to ensure the "fight against terrorism" will continue after a two-year-old state of emergency ends this month, two sources told Reuters.

28 Jun 2018

Turkey's Gama in talks with Malaysia's Tenaga, others about selling energy stake -sources

ISTANBUL, June 28 Turkish conglomerate Gama Holding is in talks with Malaysia's Tenaga Nasional and other potential buyers about a sale of its 50.5 percent stake in its Gama Enerji energy unit, three sources said, as part of a $1 billion debt restructuring.

27 Jun 2018

After election boost, Turkey's Erdogan may reward nationalists with cabinet jobs - sources

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan could give his nationalist allies cabinet posts, sources said, rewarding their support for his AK Party in parliament and signaling a tough line against U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria and militants at home.

19 Jun 2018

Erdogan loyalist Yildirim: happy to become Turkey's last prime minister

ANKARA Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has spent the last few weeks talking himself out of a job.

19 Jun 2018

Erdogan loyalist Yildirim - happy to become Turkey's last prime minister

ANKARA Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has spent the last few weeks talking himself out of a job.

08 Jun 2018

Turkish PM says troops 30 km inside Iraq, could move on Kurdish stronghold

KARS, Turkey Turkish forces are stationed 30 km inside northern Iraq and could advance further to target Kurdish PKK militants in their Qandil Mountains stronghold, Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

01 Jun 2018

Turkey plans to bring economy team under one ministry after elections - officials

ANKARA Turkey plans to bring its economic management team under one roof to improve collaboration between the Treasury and Finance Ministry, if President Tayyip Erdogan is re-elected in next month's elections, officials said.

25 May 2018

As lira tumbled, Turkey's prime minister won Erdogan over for rate hike

ANKARA It took days of preparation by Turkey's top economic ministers and intervention by the prime minister to convince President Tayyip Erdogan of the need for a sharp increase in interest rates, three people familiar with the matter said.

23 May 2018

Erdogan picks ministers for Turkey parliament race to boost party chances

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has picked prominent ministers to run for parliament next month, strengthening the ruling AK Party's chances of winning a majority but putting their future role in government into question, party officials say.

22 Mar 2018

Exclusive: Emirates NBD closes in on Turkey's Denizbank despite Gulf row

ANKARA/DUBAI Emirates NBD could agree to buy Turkey's Denizbank within weeks, sources said, after intense lobbying by the Turkish bank to convince President Tayyip Erdogan of the benefits of the potential $5.3 billion deal despite a diplomatic rift.


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