Peter Kenyon

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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11:58am

Fri March 20, 2015
The Two-Way

Iran Nuclear Talks On Pause As Deadline Looms

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 2:01 pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) at a meeting Wednesday in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Brian Snyder AP

Diplomats seeking the framework of a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief are taking leave of Switzerland — but only for a few days.

"Yes, we are all leaving," a smiling Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said as he walked past reporters at the luxury Beau Rivage Hotel in Lausanne, site of the 1920s treaty that finally dissolved the Ottoman Empire.

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3:42pm

Mon March 16, 2015
Politics

As Nuclear Talks Resume, Iranian Negotiators Consider Republican Letter

Originally published on Mon March 16, 2015 7:01 pm

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3:10pm

Tue March 3, 2015
World

Netanyahu's Suggestions Could Drive Iran In The Opposite Direction

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 8:09 am

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9:55am

Mon February 23, 2015
The Two-Way

Iran Nuclear Talks Report Progress, While Critics Ratchet Up The Rhetoric

Originally published on Mon February 23, 2015 12:23 pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry goes for a stroll along the shore of Lake Geneva on Sunday prior to renewed nuclear negotiations in Geneva with his Iranian counterpart.
Fabrice Coffrini AFP/Getty Images

Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET

U.S. and Iranian negotiators wrapped up nuclear talks in a venerable lakefront luxury hotel in Geneva on Monday, with an American official saying, "We made some progress," but adding, "there's still a long way to go."

The sides are trying to close the gaps in their positions on what the future of Iran's nuclear program should be and when sanctions against Iran might be lifted. The U.S. official says they'll be back at the table next Monday.

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7:01am

Sun February 22, 2015
Middle East

Turkey Launches Operation Across Syria's Border

Originally published on Sun February 22, 2015 11:36 am

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