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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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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.

21 Mar 2018

Pro-Erdogan group agrees to buy owner of Hurriyet newspaper, CNN Turk

ISTANBUL Turkey's Demiroren Holding, an unlisted firm seen as backing President Tayyip Erdogan, has agreed to buy the respected Hurriyet newspaper and broadcaster CNN Turk, an official said, a deal that could further cement media support for the government.

13 Mar 2018

Sick and injured start leaving Syria's besieged Ghouta

BEIRUT/ANKARA Sick and injured civilians left a rebel enclave in Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday under the first medical evacuation since one of the deadliest assaults of the seven-year war began nearly a month ago. | Video

09 Mar 2018

Turkey's planned $20 billion Russian-built nuclear plant facing delay

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey's first nuclear power plant is likely to miss its 2023 target start-up date as Russian builder Rosatom struggles to find local partners, two people familiar with the matter said.

09 Mar 2018

Turkey's planned $20 bln Russian-built nuclear plant facing delay

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, March 9 Turkey's first nuclear power plant is likely to miss its 2023 target start-up date as Russian builder Rosatom struggles to find local partners, two people familiar with the matter said.

16 Feb 2018

Turks propose joint deployment with US in Syria as allies aim to mend ties

ANKARA Turkey proposed on Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, as the two NATO allies sought to rescue a rapidly deteriorating strategic relationship that Washington acknowledged had reached a "crisis point". | Video

14 Feb 2018

Turkey to prioritize inflation, current account, Simsek says

ANKARA Turkey will prioritize lowering inflation to single digits and keeping the current account deficit under control while advancing reforms to boost growth and make the economy resistant to shocks, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek told Reuters.

06 Feb 2018

Two Turkish firms out of Russian nuclear plant consortium, other in talks: sources

ANKARA Two of three Turkish firms lined up to buy into the Russia-led construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant have backed away from the deal, two energy sources told Reuters on Tuesday, in a possible further setback for the project.

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