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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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Iran's Incumbent President Set To Face Hard-Line Challenger

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Turkish Voters Narrowly Approve Referendum To Expand Presidential Powers

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Morning News Brief: North Korea Missile Test, Turkish Vote, Ohio Manhunt

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Turkey Votes 'Yes' To Give More Power to Erdogan

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A woman walks past a giant poster bearing portraits of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, ahead of the referendum on whether to change the current parliamentary system into an executive presidency. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Mistefa Bedevi sings, 1-year-old Mirhat mimics performance poses, holding his hand over his ear. Gokce Saracoglu for NPR hide caption

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In Turkey, Kurdish Singers Keep Traditional Music Alive

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared at a joint news with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Thursday. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tillerson Asserts 'Difficult Choices' Are Ahead For U.S. And Turkey

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Bahar fled to Iraq after facing harassment in Iran. "I was hoping so much that I could get my flight to America before the crackdown resumed," he says. "So far, there's no way forward for me, I'm stuck." Courtesy of Papal Ahmadzadeh hide caption

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Turkey Takes Steps To Reverse Tourism Slump Amid Political Upheaval

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Turkish Referendum Campaign Rallies Blocked In Europe

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim speak at the Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Economic Council in Ankara on Feb. 7. Voters will decide in April whether to give Erdogan broad, new powers that would eliminate Yildirim's job. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey's President Erdogan Pushes For Broader Powers

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An Emad ballistic missile is displayed by the Revolutionary Guard during a September 2016 military parade in front of the shrine of Iran's revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said Iran's missile program is not part of a 2015 landmark nuclear deal between his country and world powers. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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Meet An Iranian LGBT Refugee Affected By Executive Order On Immigration

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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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