Peter Kenyon

Peter Kenyon appears in the following:

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.


Turkish President Keeps Pushing Forward With The Waterway Project

Monday, May 18, 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing forward with the project of digging the waterway parallel to the Bosporus, despite warnings that it is not viable and could do ecological damage.


Turkey Faces Currency Crisis As COVID-19 Strains Economy

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

In Turkey, the government is touting its donations of medical supplies abroad even though coronavirus is taking a steep toll in Turkey and the economy is on the brink.


Iran Hopes Slowing Rise Of COVID-19 Cases Means The Worst Is Over

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Iranian officials say new coronavirus case numbers and deaths are lower than before, but they urge for an end to sanctions under these hard circumstances.


Turkey Will Try Another Weekend Curfew To Contain The New Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Turkey is one of the hardest-hit countries in the Middle East, often reporting 4,000 or more new COVID-19 cases per day. The government hopes short-term stay-home measures will curb the outbreak.


Iranians Adjust To Life During COVID-19 Outbreak

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Iran is among the countries hard hit hit by the coronavirus pandemic. As Iranians head back to work after their New Year's holiday, fears are growing that the rate of infection could surge.


In Turkey, Coronavirus Spurs A Surge In Cologne Sales

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Sales of Turkish-made cologne are skyrocketing. Some colognes, made with 80% alcohol, are being embraced for disinfectant properties. Cologne is traditionally offered to house guests to rub on hands.


Coronavirus Spreads In Iran, Piling More Problems On The Sanctions-Hit Country

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

The country has been reeling from pressure reimposed by the Trump administration. Now it is scrambling to cope with the virus that has killed dozens of Iranians, including a senior official.


Turkish Soldiers Killed In An Air Attack, Turkey Blames Syria

Friday, February 28, 2020

Turkey says more than a dozen of its troops were killed in a Syrian airstrike. Turkey faults Syria, and avoided blaming Russia, amid a month of fighting around Idlib province.


Coronavirus Outbreak In Iran Has Tehran Residents Doubting Government Response

Thursday, February 27, 2020

On the street in Tehran, people are wondering if their country has the capacity to deal with the coronavirus outbreak — and whether news of it was suppressed.


3 Countries See Rapid Acceleration Of Coronavirus Cases

Monday, February 24, 2020

The Coronavirus is spreading, and worries are intensifying in three more hot spots: Italy, Iran and South Korea. The World Health Organization says the window to contain it is narrowing.


Iran Voting Turnout In Question Due To Limited Choice — And Coronavirus Scare

Friday, February 21, 2020

Iran holds parliamentary elections today, but two things seem to be holding down turnout — a sense that the choices are limited to hardliners and a fear of a spread of the novel coronavirus.


Parliamentary Elections In Iran Are Dominated By Conservative Candidates

Friday, February 21, 2020

In Iran — after months that have seen conflict with the U.S., protests on the streets and ongoing economic pressure, it looks like hardliners have the upper hand in parliamentary elections.


The Future Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Iran nuclear deal, promising Iran sanctions relief for limited nuclear activity, still exists. European partners want to save the deal but face pressure from both Iran and the U.S.


Iran Struggles To Create An Intranet To Block Global Sites

Friday, January 17, 2020

Recent protests in Iran have rekindled calls by hardliners to cut the country's Internet off from the world. But government dysfunction has made it difficult.