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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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Suspect In Turkey's Deadly Nightclub Attack Confesses, Officials Say

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A man adjusts a victim's photograph displayed with floral tributes and Turkish flags outside the Reina nightclub following the attack in Istanbul earlier this month. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Can The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Its 2nd Anniversary?

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Mourners attend the funeral of former Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday. Rafsanjani, who was 82, was a key figure in the foundation of the Islamic Republic in 1979, and served as president from 1989 to 1997. Majid Saeedi/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkish Authorities Continue Search For Istanbul Nightclub Attacker

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Turkish Authorities Are On The Hunt For Istanbul Nightclub Gunman

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Turkish Police Continue Hunt For Gunman In Deadly Nightclub Attack

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Suspect At Large In Turkish Nightclub Attack; ISIS Claims Responsibility

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Turkey Nightclub Attack Leaves 39 Dead; Suspect Not In Custody

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Filmmaker Documents Battle To Retake Mosul With Those Fighting It

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In 2017, Will Turkey Choose Better Relations With The U.S. Or Russia?

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Syrian children wait as a checkpoint that once separated their Damascus suburb from government-held areas is bulldozed. Rebels left the town in a truce negotiated with the help of local activists and notables. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

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In A Syrian Suburb Cleared Of Rebels, A Gradual Return To Everyday Life

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Turkish Police Continue Investigation Into Killing Of Russian Ambassador

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Russian Ambassador To Turkey Assassinated In Ankara

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