Peter Kenyon Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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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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Ordinary Iranians Acknowledge The Pinch Of Tightened U.S. Sanctions

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How Turkey's Economic Problems Are Viewed In Istanbul

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Tensions Rise Between Turkey And U.S. After Trump Sanctions

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Iran's Economy Could Take A Big Hit After U.S. Reimposes Sanctions

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Vida Movahed stands on a telecommunications box, holding a headscarf on a stick in protest against Iran's mandatory hijab rules, in Tehran in December. Since then, Iranians have staged various protests for women's rights. Abaca Press/Sipa USA via AP hide caption

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Trump's War Of Words With Iran Comes At A Bad Time For Rouhani

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Trump Comment Appears To Catch Tehran Off-Guard

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks in Istanbul at an event marking the second anniversary of a failed coup attempt on July 15. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Turkey's State Of Emergency Ends, While Erdogan's Power Grows And 'Purge' Continues

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Iran Seems To Be Dismissing President Trump's Threatening Tweet

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U.S. Tension With Iran Heats Up After Early Morning Trump Tweet

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Turkey's Crackdown On Suspected Opponents Continues 2 Years After Attempted Coup

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U.S. And Iran Trade Threats Over Oil Exports, Persian Gulf Shipping Lane

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Thousands Of Iranians Protest Falling Value Of The Rial

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Opposition Disputes Turkish President Erdogan's Victory Claims

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