Peter Kenyon

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Iran Says Blackout At Underground Atomic Facility Is 'Nuclear Terrorism'

Monday, April 12, 2021

An Iranian nuclear facility was knocked off line Sunday. Iran has blamed Israel, which does not want Washington and Tehran to once again agree to a nuclear pact that would ease sanctions on Iran.


Musicians' Desperation Highlights Turkey's Economic Problems

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Stories of desperation among musicians are highlighting the economic problems facing Turkey, which started before the pandemic and have gotten worse since.


Turkey Pulls Out Of Treaty Which Combats Violence Against Women

Monday, March 22, 2021

Women's rights advocates were shocked when Turkey unexpectedly withdrew from the international convention. Officials say the agreement's call to also protect LGBTQ rights violated Turkey's values.


Biden Administration May Have To Fight To Repair Iran's Nuclear Program Deal

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The longer it takes, the tougher it may be to revive the deal putting limits on Iran's nuclear program. Iranians already feel burned from former president Trump backing out of their 2015 agreement.


Iran, U.N. Regulators Agree On Reduced — But Continued — Nuclear Verification

Monday, February 22, 2021

The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran announced an deal to keep some verification activities going for the immediate future. Iran earlier had said it would suspend snap inspections.


Iran Demands U.S. Lift Sanctions Before It Reenters Nuclear Deal

Saturday, February 20, 2021

In response to the Biden administration's offer to the rejoin nuclear talks, Iran says the U.S. must lift all sanctions before Tehran dials back its uranium enrichment efforts.


Iranian Immigrants Place Hopes In Biden To Reverse Muslim Travel Ban

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Many Iranians trying to get to the U.S. had been blocked by Trump administration rules. They — and some spouses already here — hope it will be possible now.


Biden Says U.S. Won't Lift Sanctions Before Iran Returns To Nuclear Deal

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, said Sunday that all U.S. sanctions must end before Tehran will return to its commitment under the 2015 nuclear accord.


Turkish Authorities Face Backlash As Students Protest University Appointment

Friday, February 05, 2021

Authorities in Turkey are seeing massive student protests over the appointment of a ruling party official to run a prestigious university. More than 160 people have been detained by police.


Turkey Struggles During Pandemic To Protect Public Health, Economy

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Turkey says it has vaccinated more than a million front-line workers against COVID-19, and is now vaccinating people in their 80s. The country is hard hit — even as weekend lockdowns continue.


COVID-19 Will Be A Big Topic In Iran's Upcoming Elections

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Iranians are looking at the COVID-19 crisis in their country with more fatigue than fear these days, though they wonder how it will affect upcoming elections.


Iran Reportedly Boosts Nuclear Fuel Enrichment To 20%

Monday, January 04, 2021

The move is likely to increase tensions during President Trump's final weeks in office. Separately, Iran seized a South Korean oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, South Korea said Monday.


The Latest On Tensions Between U.S. And Iran

Saturday, January 02, 2021

Tensions again increase between the U.S. and Iran, as the first anniversary approaches of the American drone strike that killed an Iran's top military commander.


A Look Back At What Happened After The Killing Of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani

Friday, January 01, 2021

One year after the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, NPR correspondents discuss what happened since and what Iran policy might look like under the Biden administration.


'Ethos' Examines Divides Between Rich, Poor And Secular, Religious

Monday, December 28, 2020

The new eight-part Netflix miniseries — Ethos — is making waves in Turkey for its ambitious look at the social and economic divides in Turkish society.


Will Biden Be Able To Reopen The Door To Negotiations With Iran?

Friday, December 04, 2020

One of the key foreign policy areas facing President-elect Joe Biden is Iran. He wants to reach out to Iran after taking office, but recent attacks and sanctions could be driving the country away.


U.S. Sanctions Against Iran Play A Role In Scarcity Of Medication

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Iranians with illnesses are having trouble getting medicines amid U.S. sanctions on the country. The sanctions don't target medicines but seem to be affecting them anyway.


Iran's Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated Outside Of Capital City

Friday, November 27, 2020

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, one of Iran's top nuclear officials, has been assassinated. He was killed on Friday in a shooting outside Tehran. Iran's foreign minister has accused Israel of playing a role.


Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated, State Media Says

Friday, November 27, 2020

The man who apparently heads Iran's nuclear program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, has been assassinated in an attack of some kind, just outside the capital Tehran. Iran's Defense Minister confirmed his death.


France, Turkey And The Charlie Hebdo Cartoons: What's Behind The Dispute?

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The increased friction follows the beheading of a French teacher after he showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. The two countries have sharp foreign policy differences.