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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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After six years of conflict and repeated calls by the Obama administration for President Bashar Assad to step down, residents of Damascus, seen here in June 2015, have become more anti-American. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Returning To Damascus, A City Changed By War

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More Civilians Flee ISIS-Held Iraqi City Of Mosul

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Turkey's Trump Towers rise above the Sisli district in Istanbul, the city's European side. In this case it's Trump in name only – the Turkish owners paid for the right to use the name Trump Towers. Offices are situated above a shopping mall. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Turkey's Leader And Supporters Give Trump Benefit Of The Doubt — For Now

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Trump Victory Casts Doubt Over Fate Of Iran Nuclear Deal

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People Around The World React To U.S. Election Results

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Sculptor Mustafa Ali in the Old City of Damascus, at his office, which used to be a synagogue. (Right) His sculptures, made from bronze, wood, marble and other materials, are popular among collectors in the Middle East and Europe. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Syria's Leading Sculptor Keeps Creating In A Time Of Destruction

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Syrian Government Invites Western Journalists To Damascus

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The debit card the European Union is funding for 1 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, shown in a mock-up, would provide about $30 per person per month to each family member. The idea is to help the refugees in Turkey and keep them from going to countries in Europe. Gokce Saracoglu for NPR hide caption

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Europe's Aid Plan For Syrian Refugees: A Million Debit Cards

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Turkish Government Extends State Of Emergency After Failed Coup

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Turks line up outside the Istanbul governor's office, one of the "crisis management centers" set up for those who believe they were wrongly suspended, fired or arrested following the July 15 coup attempt. Gokce Saracoglu for NPR hide caption

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Victims Of Turkey's Post-Coup Purge Invited To Prove Their Innocence

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Pro-government supporters in Ankara wave Turkish flags and hold signs showing Fethullah Gulen on July 20. The sign says "The coup nation traitor, FETO." FETO stands for "Fethullah Terrorist Organization." Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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In Turkey, The Man To Blame For Most Everything Is A U.S.-Based Cleric

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Vice President Biden and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim hold a news conference after meeting Aug. 24 in Ankara, Turkey. While the U.S. and Turkey are close allies, they've been at odds on a number of issues, and the meeting was designed to improve the atmosphere. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Time Of Middle East Conflict, What's The Role Of U.S. Diplomacy?

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Biden Attempts To Smooth Relations With Turkey After Coup Attempt

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Biden Meets With Leaders In Turkey As Turkish Troops Move Into Syria

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Biden To Try To Smooth U.S. Relations With Turkey

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