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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Tillerson Tries To Mend Relations In Turkey

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Trump Calls Turkey's President To Discuss Strikes In Syria

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U.N. Security Council To Hold Emergency Meeting On Turkish Attack In Syria

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How The Iranian Government Could Move Ahead After Outbreak Of Protests

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Iran's President Takes Aim At Hardliners But Move Could Backfire

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Turkish Officials Angry Over Conviction Of Turkish Banker In U.S. Court

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Wave Of Unrest Spreads Across Iran

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Protests Continue In Iran

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2017 Marks Turbulent Year For U.S.-Turkey Relations

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One Of The Many Unresolved Storylines Of 2017 Is Iran

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Palestinians Face Pressure To Assimilate In Jerusalem

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Netanyahu Says Palestinians Need To 'Come To Grips With This Reality'

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Relations Sour Between The U.S. And Turkey

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Many Syrian Refugees Face Challenges In Turkey

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