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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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27 Sep 2016

Still robust, Turkey looks set to weather downgrade to "junk"

ISTANBUL/ANKARA On the first trading day after Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to "junk", the reaction in Istanbul and Ankara was swift and predictable -- stocks and the lira took a beating and policymakers accused the agency of playing politics.

26 Sep 2016

Still robust, Turkey looks set to weather downgrade to 'junk'

ISTANBUL/ANKARA On the first trading day after Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to "junk", the reaction in Istanbul and Ankara was swift and predictable -- stocks and the lira took a beating and policymakers accused the agency of playing politics.

26 Sep 2016

Still robust, Turkey looks set to weather downgrade to 'junk'

ISTANBUL/ANKARA On the first trading day after Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to "junk", the reaction in Istanbul and Ankara was swift and predictable -- stocks and the lira took a beating and policymakers accused the agency of playing politics.

22 Sep 2016

Turkey may cut growth target after failed coup despite new measures, Simsek says

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey could cut its official target for 4.5 percent growth this year as the impact of a failed coup in July and a worsening security situation take their toll on the economy, Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Thursday.

30 Aug 2016

Turkey detains more journalists in coup round-up - report

ISTANBUL Turkish authorities detained an editor at the prominent Hurriyet newspaper in the latest round-up of journalists and others accused of links to last month's failed coup, Hurriyet's English-language publication said on Tuesday.

10 Aug 2016

Erdogan tells Turkey's banks to toe the line on interest rates after coup

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at banks on Wednesday, saying they shouldn't be charging high interest rates in the aftermath of a failed coup and promising to take action against lenders who "go the wrong way" on interest rates.

10 Aug 2016

Erdogan tells Turkey's banks to toe the line on interest rates after coup

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at banks on Wednesday, saying they shouldn't be charging high interest rates in the aftermath of a failed coup and promising to take action against lenders who "go the wrong way" on interest rates.

10 Aug 2016

Erdogan tells Turkey's banks to toe the line on interest rates after coup

ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan took aim at banks on Wednesday, saying they shouldn't be charging high interest rates in the aftermath of a failed coup and promising to take action against lenders who "go the wrong way" on interest rates.

08 Aug 2016

Analysis - Ataturk's revival a symbol of Turkey's fragile post-coup unity

ISTANBUL After years of being gradually eclipsed as President Tayyip Erdogan forges a "new Turkey" with Islam firmly at its heart, the secular republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk has, for now at least, made a comeback in the wake of a failed coup.

28 Jul 2016

Turkey's investment grade hangs in balance as post-coup purges deepen

ISTANBUL A crackdown in Turkey after a failed coup could further weaken its institutions and threaten its investment grade status, investors fear, as dismissals and detentions stretch from the judiciary into the private sector and even the central bank.

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