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Peter Kenyon - 2014
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Peter Kenyon

International Correspondent, Istanbul, Turkey

Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Prior to taking this assignment in 2010, Kenyon spent five years in Cairo covering Middle Eastern and North African countries from Syria to Morocco. He was part of NPR's team recognized with two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards for outstanding coverage of post-war Iraq.

In addition to regular stints in Iraq, he has followed stories to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria, Morocco and other countries in the region.

Arriving at NPR in 1995, Kenyon spent six years in Washington, D.C., working in a variety of positions including as a correspondent covering the US Senate during President Bill Clinton's second term and the beginning of the President George W. Bush's administration.

Kenyon came to NPR from the Alaska Public Radio Network. He began his public radio career in the small fishing community of Petersburg, where he met his wife Nevette, a commercial fisherwoman.

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American Graduate Student Sentenced To Prison In Iran

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to his supporters as he arrives to commemorate the one year anniversary of the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, in Istanbul, Saturday. Pool Photo/AP/AP hide caption

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Protests In Turkey Mark One-Year Anniversary Of Failed Coup

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Turkey Uses Coup Attempt Anniversary To Justify Continued Crackdown

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Morning News Brief: Trump In Paris, GOP Wrangles Over Health Care, Turkey Coup Anniversary

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A Year After Coup Attempt, Erdogan's Purge Shows No Sign Of Slowing

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Victim Of Turkish Government Crackdown Reflects On Year Since Coup Attempt

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Protestors Walk 280 Miles In Turkey March For Peace

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Thousands Turn Out For March For Justice In Turkey

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Diplomatic Row Between Qatar And Neighbors Escalates

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Turkey's LGBT Community Pushes Ahead With Plans For Pride Parade

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Iran Launches Missiles Into Syria; U.S. Downs Syrian Government Jet

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Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah (left) met with Qatari Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha, Qatar, earlier this month as the Kuwaiti leader tried to mediate an end to the regional crisis. But analysts warn there will be no quick or easy resolution. AP hide caption

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Theresa May Announces Plan To Form Government After Queen's Approval

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Pair Of Terror Attacks In Iran

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