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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3:57pm

Wed July 22, 2015
World

Turkish Government Criticized After Kurdish Community Center Attack

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:17 pm

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Now to Turkey, where an attack has touched off accusations that the government is too lenient on extremists. This is the sound of what happened during a meeting of young activists Monday at a Kurdish community center near the Syrian border.

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5:17pm

Mon July 20, 2015
Parallels

Parrying Doubts In Two Capitals, Leaders Sell The Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Mon July 20, 2015 8:33 pm

The U.N. Security Council endorsed the historic Iran nuclear deal on Monday. Now, world leaders — notably in the U.S. and Iran — must garner enough support for the agreement at home.
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The U.N. Security Council endorsed a historic nuclear deal with Iran on Monday, and it immediately drew complaints from hard-liners in Tehran as well as from lawmakers — particularly Republicans — in the U.S.

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3:31pm

Tue July 14, 2015
National Security

Negotiators Reach Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 6:18 pm

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3:43pm

Mon July 13, 2015
Middle East

Update On Iran Nuclear Talks

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 7:30 pm

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3:42pm

Thu July 9, 2015
National Security

Kerry Says Iran Nuclear Talks 'Will Not Be Rushed'

Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 5:26 pm

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