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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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Turkish President's Comments On Mosque Shootings Prompt Outrage From Australia, New Zealand

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New Law In Turkey Has People In Film, TV Industries Worried About Censorship

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ISIS Tries To Hold On To The Last Of Its Territory In Syria

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Iran's Foreign Minister Resigns Suddenly Without An Explanation

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Turkey Criticizes China Over Treatment Of Muslim Minorities

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People enjoy an afternoon at Eminonu Square in Istanbul in January. A recent survey of personal beliefs and lifestyles in majority-Muslim Turkey has found a smaller portion of people describing themselves as religious. Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turks Examine Their Muslim Devotion After Poll Says Faith Could Be Waning

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Iranian Women Are Still Trying To Make Their Voices Heard In #MeToo Movement

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U.S. Troop Withdrawal Essentially Hands Fight Against ISIS Over To Turkey

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U.S. Military Pullout From Syria Will Affect Other Forces There

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People withdraw money from a bank machine in the Iranian capital Tehran's Grand Bazaar in November, months after President Trump announced in May he was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions on the country. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey Wants Its Scientists Back, But At Home They Face More Restrictions, Lower Pay

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Energy-Rich Qatar Announces It Will Leave OPEC In New Year

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Iranians Blame Trump And The Their Country's Government For Sanction Effects

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U.S. Imposes 'Toughest Ever' Sanctions Against Iran

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