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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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01 Dec 2017

Turkey casts Zarrab case as attempt to undermine its politics, economy

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey cast the testimony of a wealthy gold trader in a U.S. court as an attempt to undermine Ankara and its economy on Friday, highlighting how President Tayyip Erdogan may use the politically charged case to rally nationalist support.

17 Nov 2017

Turkey says Gulen network behind U.S. case against Turkish trader

ISTANBUL The U.S. case against a Turkish gold trader accused of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran is based on evidence fabricated by the network of the Muslim cleric Ankara blames for last year's coup attempt, Turkey's foreign minister said on Friday.

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.

05 Oct 2017

U.S. condemns arrest of Istanbul consulate worker

ANKARA A U.S. consulate employee in Istanbul was arrested on charges of links to a cleric blamed for last year's failed coup, Turkish authorities said on Thursday, a move condemned by Washington as baseless and damaging to ties between the NATO allies.

22 Sep 2017

Turkish missile deal with Russia reflects stormy relationship with NATO

ABOARD THE TCG ALEMDAR In blazing sunlight, two dozen U.S. and Turkish sailors on a NATO exercise lower an American diving bell from an advanced Turkish rescue ship, sending it deep under the Aegean Sea where it is secured to a submarine.

21 Sep 2017

Turkey's enemy of interest rates targets banks to boost growth

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan is encouraging businesses to borrow and spend to power the economic growth that has underpinned his long rule. But after years of expanding credit, some Turks are wary.

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.

22 Jul 2017

Backing Qatar, Erdogan may have little room to manoeuvre in Gulf visit

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan heads to the Gulf this weekend in an attempt to patch up the rift between Qatar and its neighbours, but the firm Qatari ally may find himself with little room to manoeuvre as a mediator.

15 Jul 2017

In shadow of crackdown, Turkey commemorates failed coup

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Hundreds of thousands of Turks rallied to mark the anniversary of last year's failed coup on Saturday, in an outpouring of mass support for President Tayyip Erdogan that lay bare the divisions of a society riven by widespread purges. | Video

11 Jul 2017

Aramco CEO sees oil supply shortage as investments and discoveries drop

ISTANBUL The world might be heading for an oil supply shortage following a steep drop in investments and a lack of fresh conventional discoveries, Saudi Aramco's chief executive said on Monday. | Video

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