Peter Kenyon

Peter Kenyon appears in the following:

Regional Tensions Rise After Russian Strikes Violate Turkish Airspace

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Turkey claims Russian military planes violated its airspace as regional tension increases over the Russian operations in Syria.


Syrian President Assad Addresses Russia's Air Campaign In His Country

Monday, October 05, 2015

In a televised interview Sunday — his first comments since the campaign was launched last week — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Russia's air campaign against "terrorists" must succeed.


In A Turkish Village, A Conversation With Whistles, Not Words

Saturday, September 26, 2015

High above the Black Sea, villagers communicate across deep valleys using a whistled language. Elders are working to keep alive this tradition, which could have implications for brain science.


Turkey Absorbs 2 Million Refugees, But Says They Can't Stay

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Turkey has taken in more Syrians than any other country, by far. But under a policy dating back to 1951, it doesn't offer asylum to refugees and expects them to be permanently resettled elsewhere.


On Greek Island, Syrians And Iraqis Find Respite Before Moving On

Saturday, September 19, 2015

NPR's Peter Kenyon sends this postcard from the Greek island of Lesbos, where he met a Syrian woman whose relatives were killed by ISIS, and an Iraqi man who worked with U.S. forces.


For Syrian Migrants, Many Reasons To Leave Turkey For Europe

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Migrants in Turkey are increasingly worried about their prospects of settling in Europe. Many vow to keep going, despite the uncertainty and risk.


Former British Foreign Secretary Criticizes Response To Migrant Crisis

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

David Miliband, now the president of the International Rescue Committee, recently visited the Greek island of Lesbos, where thousands of migrants are arriving by boat from Turkey.


Migrants Set Off For Europe, Despite Others' Tragic Tales

Monday, September 14, 2015

The prospect of tighter border controls in Germany, Hungary and elsewhere in Europe hasn't curbed the flow of migrants seeking passage from the Middle East, mainly via Turkey and Greece.


Turkey Disputes Claims It Has The Most Jailed Journalists

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Turkey has been cracking down on journalists — especially local Turkish reporters. Advocates for press freedom rank Turkey as having the greatest number of jailed journalists in the world.


Turkey Calls For New Elections Amid Fighting With Kurds, ISIS

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Turkey's president told voters to be ready for a re-run of parliamentary elections on Nov. 1. The hope is the ruling party regains its majority as conflicts flare with the Kurdish minority and ISIS.


Kurdish Activists Camp Out Between Turkey's Army And Kurdish Fighters

Sunday, August 30, 2015

As an old conflict heats up again in southeastern Turkey, the activists have staked out ground on a sunburned hillside and say they're willing to risk their own lives in order to stop the fighting.


Turkey And ISIS Are Both Fighting The Kurds And Each Other

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

As Turkey escalates its military operations against Kurdish fighters in the country's southeast, Kurds there are bracing for attacks from another enemy at the same time: the Islamic State.


In Turkey, A Kurdish Conflict Flares — Again

Monday, August 24, 2015

With the collapse of a two-year cease-fire, Turkish forces and Kurdish militants are again killing each other in earnest. In one largely Kurdish town, residents hunker down for more bloodshed.


Before It Can Hope to Fight Militants, Turkey Has Its Own Troubles To Tame

Saturday, August 22, 2015

At a time when the U.S. hopes Turkey can be a solid ally against ISIS, the country is facing multiple crises of its own: new elections, Kurdish unrest and a migrant wave.


Turkey Hears Criticism For Failing To Control Flow Of Migrants

Monday, August 17, 2015

Turkey is on the defensive for not preventing refugees from going to Western Europe. But the country is already struggling to host the 2 million people who fled the war in Syria.


When Sanctions Lift, How Will Iran Spend Its Billions?

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Once Tehran takes steps to roll back its nuclear program, an estimated $100 billion in frozen overseas assets will become available. Iran has many needs to meet with its battered economy.


Turkish Government Criticized After Kurdish Community Center Attack

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Turkey, one of the key U.S. allies in the fight against the self-declared Islamic State, was shaken this week by a bombing on a Kurdish community center that has the government fending off accusations of being soft on Islamists.


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

Monday, July 20, 2015

Iranian leaders trying to gain support for the nuclear deal at home are turning to a surprising place for talking points: Israel. The sales pitch in Washington? The alternative would be much worse.


Iran Nuclear Deal Leaves Plenty Of Room For Disagreement

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The nuclear deal with Iran has some hard-fought gains for the U.S. and other world powers seeking to limit Iran's nuclear program. But critics worry the bulky agreement still gives Iran wiggle room.


Negotiators Reach Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NPR looks at what's in the nuclear deal with Iran and the mood in Vienna.