Peter Kenyon

Peter Kenyon appears in the following:

Civilians Face Heightened Danger As Iraqi Forces Fight To Retake Mosul

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

As the number of injuries and deaths increase for civilians in Mosul and Iraqi troops trying to liberate them from ISIS, it raises questions about guidance that civilians should stay in place.


Returning To Damascus, A City Changed By War

Thursday, December 01, 2016

NPR's Peter Kenyon recently spent a week in Damascus after an 8-year absence. He found a changed city and strong strains of anti-American feeling. But the U.S. isn't the only target of Syrian anger.


More Civilians Flee ISIS-Held Iraqi City Of Mosul

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Iraqi Army, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militias are all grinding toward the city of Mosul. Civilians are fleeing the city in greater numbers, resigning themselves to spending winter in a tent.


Turkey's Leader And Supporters Give Trump Benefit Of The Doubt — For Now

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Last year, Turkey's president condemned Trump and suggested his name be removed from two skyscrapers in Istanbul. But now the government and its supporters say they're glad he won.


Trump Victory Casts Doubt Over Fate Of Iran Nuclear Deal

Friday, November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to tear up the deal that limits Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief on economic sanctions. NPR takes a look at the fate of the Iran deal and how Trump's plans might play out.


People Around The World React To U.S. Election Results

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

With the election over, we talk with NPR reporters in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America about what America's new leadership means around the world.


Syria's Leading Sculptor Keeps Creating In A Time Of Destruction

Friday, November 04, 2016

Mustafa Ali hunkers down in Damascus' Old City and sculpts figures that have made him famous in the Mideast and Europe. But his work has grown darker as the war grinds on.


Syrian Government Invites Western Journalists To Damascus

Monday, October 31, 2016

In an unusual step, the Syrian government invited dozens of journalists from western outlets to Damascus to hear the regime's point of view.


Europe's Aid Plan For Syrian Refugees: A Million Debit Cards

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The European Union is giving the cards to Syrian refugees in Turkey. It's a massive project that will provide about $30 a person per month to the struggling families.


Turkish Government Extends State Of Emergency After Failed Coup

Monday, October 10, 2016

Roughly 100,000 people in Turkey have been suspended, arrested or fired since July's failed coup. But the government decided it needs another three months of emergency powers. Human rights advocates, media watchdogs and others are criticizing the widening purge, saying the goal now appears to be to wipe out political opposition in addition to any coup supporters.


Victims Of Turkey's Post-Coup Purge Invited To Prove Their Innocence

Monday, October 03, 2016

Even government supporters worry that that the sweeping crackdown may have resulted in too many arrests, suspensions and firings. New crisis centers are helping some find justice.


In Turkey, The Man To Blame For Most Everything Is A U.S.-Based Cleric

Sunday, September 04, 2016

In Turkey, they're blaming everything from July's failed coup attempt to a 2014 coal mine disaster on the elderly Fethullah Gulen, who's lived in Pennsylvania for decades.


In A Time Of Middle East Conflict, What's The Role Of U.S. Diplomacy?

Monday, August 29, 2016

The focus has often been on U.S. military action in the Middle East. But diplomacy is also critical. Here's a look at one of America's most important and complicated relationships in the region.


Biden Attempts To Smooth Relations With Turkey After Coup Attempt

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden visits Turkey Wednesday to deny that the U.S. was involved in a failed coup attempt last month. Turkey has also sent troops into Syria to fight ISIS with U.S. support.


Biden Meets With Leaders In Turkey As Turkish Troops Move Into Syria

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden is on a fence-mending mission, meeting with Turkey's president and other officials during a two-day visit. A failed coup attempt in July has strained Turkey-U.S. relations.


Biden To Try To Smooth U.S. Relations With Turkey

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden is in Turkey for meetings with the country's president. It's the highest level U.S. visit to Turkey since a failed coup attempt there that led to a crisis in U.S. relations.


Scores Of Casualties In Turkey Wedding Bombing

Monday, August 22, 2016

Officials in Gaziantep say more than 50 people were killed when a blast ripped through Saturday's celebrations. Turkish officials say the attack appears to be the work of a young suicide bomber.


Turkish Officials Say At Least 51 Killed, Scores Injured In Wedding Bombing

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The blast ripped through the celebration in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday. The Turkish deputy prime minister says the attack appears to have been the work of a suicide bomber.


Turkey To Release 38,000 Prisoners Early To Make Room For Coup Conspirators

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Turkey is releasing thousands of prisoners early to make room for alleged conspirators in the recent coup attempt — another sign of the ongoing massive purge.


Turkish President Visits Russia To Meet Vladimir Putin

Monday, August 08, 2016

While Turkey continues to rally its people in the streets against last month's failed coup, its president goes off to Russia for talks that could shake up Turkey's relationship with the West.