Peter Kenyon - 2014
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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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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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Scores Of Casualties In Turkey Wedding Bombing

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People react after an explosion in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey. Gaziantep province Gov. Ali Yerlikaya said the deadly blast, during a wedding near the border with Syria, was a terror attack. Eyyup Burun/AP hide caption

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Turkish Officials Say At Least 54 Killed, Scores Injured In Wedding Bombing

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Turkey To Release 38,000 Prisoners Early To Make Room For Coup Conspirators

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Turkish President Visits Russia To Meet Vladimir Putin

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Despite Washington's Denials, Many Turks Think U.S. Had Role In Coup Attempt

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After Failed Coup, Some Turks Call For Reinstating The Death Penalty

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Turkey Clamps Down On Media After Coup Attempt

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Zafer Aknar is the longtime editor of the Turkish satirical magazine Leman. A printed edition about the failed coup attempt was prevented from distribution last week by Turkish authorities. Lefteris Pitarakis/AP hide caption

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Despite Turkey's Crackdown, Some Critics Are Still Speaking Out

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Turkish Land Forces commander Salih Zeki Colak (right), naval commander Admiral Bulent Bostanoglu (second right) and air force commander Abidin Unal (left) attend a funeral in Ankara on July 18 for police officers killed during the failed July 15 coup attempt. Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Failed Coup, How Will Turkey's Military Cope With All Its Challenges?

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Video screens Wednesday night in Istanbul's Taksim Square show President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as he announced a three-month state of emergency following last Friday's failed coup. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey Begins 3-Month State Of Emergency Amid Ongoing Crackdown

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Turkish Government Declares 3 Month State Of Emergency

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