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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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People walk in front of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia on April 12. Turkey has seen tourist numbers plummet following a series of deadly terrorist attacks and a travel ban by Russia. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Terrorism Fears And Travel Bans Shake Tourism In Turkey
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Turkey Hopes For European Union Visa Status Promised In Migrant Deal
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In Europe, Tensions Along Migrant Trail Turn Violent Again
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Greek Authorities Begin Deporting Migrants To Turkey
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Parsing A Keystone Phrase In A Controversial Deal: 'Safe Third Country'
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Ibrahim el-Bakraoui (center) appears in this image provided by the Belgian Federal Police in Brussels, on March 22. Turkish authorities say they warned both Belgium and the Netherlands of his terrorist links when Turkey deported him last year. AP hide caption

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A plainclothes police officer kicks a demonstrator as Turkish anti-riot police disperse supporters in front of the headquarters of the Turkish daily Zaman newspaper in Istanbul on March 5. Turkish authorities seized the headquarters in a midnight raid. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Crackdown In Turkey, Dissatisfaction With President Erdogan Grows
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Turkey's Capital Suffers A Second Deadly Explosion In 2 Months
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A woman navigates a stroller between the rubble of destroyed buildings in the rebel bastion of Douma, Syria, in December 2014. A new report card on the international response to Syria's violence faults the U.N. Security Council. Abd Doumany/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S., Russia, Security Council Get A Share Of Blame For Syrian Violence In New Report
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2015 Worst Year Yet For Syria's War, Human Rights Report Says
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Turkey Shrugs Off Condemnation Of Takeover Of Opposition Newspaper
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EU To Turkey: Please Slow The Flow Of Migrants
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People ride a horse and carriage at sunset in Isfahan's UNESCO-listed central square on June 2, 2014 in Isfahan, Iran. Isfahan, with its immense mosques, picturesque bridges and ancient bazaar, is a virtual living museum of Iranian traditional culture, and is Iran's top tourist destination. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Uncertainty, Iranians Hope For Economic Reforms
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As Final Election Results Trickle In, Low Chance For Major Changes In Iran
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Iranian Voters Back Moderates In Parliamentary Elections
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