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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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A year after Turkey quakes, calls to hold officials accountable remain unanswered

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Saturday

1 year later, Turkey's earthquake victims live in tents, awaiting permanent housing

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Friday

As Israel-Hamas war presses on, flareup between Iran an Pakistan emerges

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Saturday

U.S. military strikes Yemen for a second night, bombs radar facility used by Houthis

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Friday

An Afghan branch of ISIS claims responsibility for a deadly attack in Iran

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Wednesday

How Iran and Lebanon are reacting to deadly explosions

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Explosion near the grave of slain military commander in Iran kills at least 73

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A scene after deadly explosions near the tomb of assassinated Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Kerman, Iran, on Wednesday. Anadolu via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

A local family visits Zerzevan Castle an archaeological site which is said to be the location of a Roman Empire military garrison in Turkey. UNESCO says the location reveals "important information about the Roman soldiers, civilians' daily lives and the battles." Alice Martins for NPR hide caption

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Roman Temples Revealed in Turkey and Greece Seeks Return of Elgin Marbles

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Wednesday

U.S. and Israeli confrontations with Iran-backed militias have increased

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Sunday

UN visits Gaza hospital as Israelis demand safe return of hostages

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Saturday

Families of hostages held by Hamas conclude march to Netanyahu's office

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Wednesday

The president-elect of Guatemala, Bernardo Arévalo, visits the NPR offices during a trip to Washington, D.C. Guatemala's electoral authorities recently suspended his party to try to keep him from taking office. Keren Carrión/NPR hide caption

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Israel's military enters Gaza hospital; Guatemala's president-elect on coup attempt

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IDF troops enter Al Shifa hospital as thousands of civilians and staff shelter inside

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Sunday

Patients and internally displaced people are pictured at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on Nov. 10, 2023, amid ongoing battles between Israel and Hamas. Khader A Zanoun/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

The latest on the hostages taken by Hamas

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Saturday

Aid starts to trickle into Gaza; Qatar negotiates the release of American hostages

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Tuesday

People in Gaza are said to be in need of shelter, food, water and medicine

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Sunday

The U.S. is sending warships to the Mediterranean ahead of Israel's expected invasion

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