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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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Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi meets over the weekend with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Iran Demands U.S. Lift Sanctions Before It Reenters Nuclear Deal

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Iranian Immigrants Place Hopes In Biden To Reverse Muslim Travel Ban

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, speaks during a meeting with military commanders in Tehran on Sunday. Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP hide caption

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Turkish Authorities Face Backlash As Students Protest University Appointment

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Turkey Struggles During Pandemic To Protect Public Health, Economy

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COVID-19 Will Be A Big Topic In Iran's Upcoming Elections

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A seized South Korean-flagged tanker is escorted by Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats in the Persian Gulf. This comes as Tehran is enriching nuclear fuel to 20% purity. Tasnim News Agency via AP hide caption

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The Latest On Tensions Between U.S. And Iran

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A Look Back At What Happened After The Killing Of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani

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'Ethos' Examines Divides Between Rich, Poor And Secular, Religious

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Will Biden Be Able To Reopen The Door To Negotiations With Iran?

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U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Play A Role In Scarcity Of Medication

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Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated Outside Of Capital City

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Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated, State Media Says

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