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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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A woman complains inside her house in Nusaybin, Turkey, on Dec. 25. Tens of thousands of civilians in southeast Turkey have been caught in the middle as government forces and Kurdish militants battle. Murat Bay/AP hide caption

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An image released by the Iranian Defense Ministry on Oct. 11 claims to show the launching of an Emad long-range ballistic missile in an undisclosed location. Iran tested a ballistic missile again in November, according to U.S. officials. The missile launches have been a source of friction between Iran and its rivals. Iranian Defense Ministry via AP hide caption

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Iran's president Hassan Rouhani addresses the nation in a televised speech last July. He has condemned the attack on the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran, but the episode gave the appearance that he's unable to keep hardliners in check. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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Iranian shopkeepers in the main bazaar in the capital, Tehran, in September. Iranians are eager for economic sanctions to be lifted and have been moving quickly to meet their obligations under a nuclear deal, according to analysts monitoring the agreement. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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