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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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Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks with a group of Revolutionary Guards and their families in Tehran on April 9. Tensions between Iran and the U.S. have escalated recently following Iran's shootdown of a U.S. drone and U.S. cyberattacks against an Iranian intelligence group. On Monday, President Trump announced financial sanctions against Khamenei and other top officials. Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP hide caption

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In Rerun Of Istanbul's Mayoral Election, Opposition Candidate Wins Again

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U.S. Aircraft Were Ready To Strike Iranian Targets, Reports Say

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Drone Shootdown Adds To Tensions Between U.S. And Iran

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Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone. U.S. Says It Was In International Airspace

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A picture obtained from Iranian News Agency ISNA on Thursday shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian-owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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News Brief: Tanker Attacks, Foreign Election Influence, Sudan Opposition

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Pompeo Says Iran Is Responsible For Attacks On Oil Tankers In The Gulf Of Oman

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Istanbul Residents To Vote In New Election For Mayor June 23

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Iran Vows To Stop Complying With Parts Of Nuclear Deal

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Turkish Authorities Order New Mayoral Election In Istanbul

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To Turn Turkey's Economy Around, Erdogan May Have To Loosen Control

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Ahead Of Turkey's Local Election, The Campaign Rhetoric Has Been Harsh

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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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