Peter Kenyon

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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.


What Might Happen To U.S.-Turkey Relations Under A President Biden

Saturday, October 24, 2020

President Trump's relationship with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had its ups and downs. NPR discusses what might happen to the U.S.-Turkey relationship if Joe Biden wins the election.


A Look At Coronavirus Outbreaks Outside The U.S.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NPR correspondents in South America, the Middle East and Europe discuss the recent spikes in coronavirus cases in their regions.


Fighting Breaks Out In Disputed Territory Of Nagorno-Karabakh

Thursday, October 01, 2020

A long-simmering conflict involving two former Soviet republics — Armenia and Azerbaijan — has flared again. The renewed conflict threatens to draw in Russia and NATO member Turkey.


U.S. Sanctions, COVID-19 Deal Double Blow To Iran's Economy

Sunday, August 23, 2020

As the U.S. tries to get international cooperation for harsher sanctions on Iran, people in the country strain under the double economic hits of the pandemic and sanctions that are already in place.


Turkey Considers Quitting Treaty On Violence Against Women

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Turkish government is considering pulling out of a treaty designed to prevent violence against women. But the proposal prompted opposition and protests.


How Turkey Ended Up Depending On Imported Food

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Shortsighted policies have left Turkey dependent on imported food, critics say, as Turkish farmers struggle to keep alive indigenous and traditional forms of agriculture.


Turkey Holds 1st Muslim Prayers In Hagia Sophia Newly Converted Into A Mosque

Friday, July 24, 2020

Turkey held the first organized Muslim prayers Friday in the famed Hagia Sophia after the grand ancient building was converted from a museum into a mosque.


Hagia Sophia Hosts 1st Friday Prayers Since It Was Turned Back Into A Mosque

Friday, July 24, 2020

The Istanbul landmark has long been hailed as a symbol of the coexistence of Christianity and Islam, a cultural junction between East and West.


Turkey Converts Istanbul's Iconic Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque

Friday, July 10, 2020

The Byzantine-era architectural marvel has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.


Turkey's Claims For Drilling Rights In Mediterranean Sea Lead To Threats From Greece

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

A long-running dispute over the exploration of natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean Sea is heating up again. Turkey's new claims for drilling rights have led to hostile talk with Greece.


Turkish President May Call Elections 2 Years Before The End Of His Term

Monday, May 25, 2020

Turkey's next presidential elections are three years away. But President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party might call them next year to catch the opposition parties flat-footed.