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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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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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The United Kingdom Independence Party's "Breaking Point" EU referendum campaign poster was deemed so offensive and reminiscent of Nazi propaganda that even the official Leave campaign condemned it. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

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Dozens Killed In Attack On Istanbul's International Airport

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British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, the United Kingdom's head financial official, leaves after making a statement at the Treasury in London on Monday. Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What To Know About Brexit Today

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British Politics Remain In Upheaval After Brexit Vote

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U.K's Decision To Leave The EU Ushers In Regret And Disarray

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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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