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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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'Brexit' Aftermath: Resignations, Financial Fallout And A Petition To Redo

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Brexit Vote Inspires New Calls For Scottish Independence

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Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, poses after placing a bet that Britain will vote to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum known as the Brexit. Britain's bookmakers, who have done better than pollsters in recent British ballots, say the odds favor Britain staying in the E.U. Michael Tubi/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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As Brexit Vote Approaches, David Cameron's Political Life Is On The Line

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British Parliament Pays Tribute To Slain Colleague Jo Cox

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Irish Voters Share 'Brexit' Opposition To Protect Economic Interests

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Brexit Vote Reignites Debate Over Scottish Independence

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British MP Jo Cox Shot And Killed; Suspect Is In Custody

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British Parliament Member Jo Cox Killed In Birstall, England

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Immigration May Play A Big Role In Next Week's 'Brexit' Vote

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Men wearing pro-Brexit T-shirts at an event in London on May 11. Polls show that older voters are more like to vote for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, while younger voters are more likely to cast ballots to stay in the EU. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Brexit Vote Reveals The Generation Gap In The United Kingdom

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London's First Muslim Mayor Faces Challenges Amid Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

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Syria's Mohammed Faris was a national hero after he became the country's first cosmonaut in 1987, traveling to the Soviet Union's Mir Space Station. Now he's a refugee in Istanbul, Turkey. Faris, 65, is shown standing in front of a painting of himself as a cosmonaut. A critic of Syria's President Bashar Assad, he still hopes to return to his homeland. Peter Kenyon / NPR hide caption

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Once A National Hero, Syria's Lone Cosmonaut Is Now A Refugee In Turkey

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