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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 woman at a protest in Qatar holds up a sign bearing the name of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian woman whose death in police custody sparked a nationwide protest movement. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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Iranians feel conflicted about watching the World Cup amid protests at home

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Antigovernment protests continue in Iran, along with regime's violent crackdown

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Emergency personnel investigate the scene of Sunday's deadly explosion that occurred on Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue, a busy pedestrian thoroughfare. Burak Kara/Getty Images hide caption

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Turkey calls the blast in Istanbul an attack. At least 6 are dead

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Turkey could use a new law, purporting to combat disinformation, to silence dissent

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What changed one Iranian woman's mind on the protests in her country

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Protests in Iran over Mahsa Amini's death grow as does the violent response

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It's been 40 days since Mahsa Amini died in police custody in Iran

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Iran denies that it is supplying weaponry to Russia for use in Ukraine

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Iranian rock climber returns home after competing without a hijab

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Concerns grow after an Iranian competitive climber competes without a hijab

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What we know about the days of chaos behind the walls of Tehran's Evin prison

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At least four dead and 60 injured in fire at Iran's Evin prison

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Security forces in Iran have been trying to crush anti-government protests

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