Peter Kenyon

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Hard Line Challenger Puts Spotlight On Economy In Iranian Presidential Election

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On Friday, Iran's centrist President Hassan Rouhani stands for a second term in office, facing a hard line cleric most Iranians know little about. Ebrahim Raisi has highlighted economic, not religious, arguments to garner support.


2 Turks Have Different Views Of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Rule

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump hosts Erdogan, who once inspired hope in the West that Turkey could be a democratic model for the Muslim world. But many believe he's building an authoritarian system.


U.S. To Arm Kurdish Fighters In Syria Despite Turkey's Objection

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

President Trump has approved the arming of Kurdish forces in Syria, as part of an effort to take the ISIS-controlled city of Raqqa. But Turkey objects and views many Kurdish fighters as terrorists.


Iran's Incumbent President Set To Face Hard-Line Challenger

Friday, April 21, 2017

The field has been chosen for the Iranian presidential election in May. The pragmatist incumbent president will face a hard-line challenger, and the race could impact the international agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program.


Turkish Voters Narrowly Approve Referendum To Expand Presidential Powers

Monday, April 17, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a referendum, giving him more power, by a narrow margin on Sunday. The opposition is demanding a recount of some ballots.


Morning News Brief: North Korea Missile Test, Turkish Vote, Ohio Manhunt

Monday, April 17, 2017

North Korea launched a failed missile test. Turkish voters granted the president sweeping new powers. Authorities in Cleveland search for a man who they say posted a video of a murder on Facebook.


Turkey Votes 'Yes' To Give More Power to Erdogan

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Turkey's historic constitutional referendum was held to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On Sunday, the Turkish people voted "yes."


Will Turkey Vote To Give Erdogan Even More Power?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Turkish voters go to the polls April 16 to decide whether to replace a parliamentary form of government with a strong presidency. Critics call the referendum "a dangerous step backwards."


In Turkey, Kurdish Singers Keep Traditional Music Alive

Friday, March 31, 2017

For centuries, dengbej songs served as news bulletin, history lesson and evening's entertainment all in one. Master singers continue to perform. But efforts to preserve Kurdish culture have suffered.


Tillerson Asserts 'Difficult Choices' Are Ahead For U.S. And Turkey

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The U.S. secretary of state's remarks at a joint news conference punctuated a day of delicate discussions in Turkey, which is facing a number of issues at home and abroad.


Caught Up In Travel Ban, Iranian Transgender Asylum Seeker Sees 'No Way Forward'

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bahar says he fled to Iraq a couple of years ago, after facing harassment in Iran. As he's awaited approval to travel to the U.S., he says he's also faced threats in Iraq.


Turkey Takes Steps To Reverse Tourism Slump Amid Political Upheaval

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Turkey is pulling out all the stops to turn around a tourism slump caused by terror attacks and political problems. It includes cajoling Turks living overseas to come home for a visit.


Turkish Referendum Campaign Rallies Blocked In Europe

Monday, March 13, 2017

Nationalism is intensifying emotions in a dispute in Europe over how Turkish officials can campaign among millions of Turks living in the Netherlands and Germany for a referendum back home.


Turkey's President Erdogan Pushes For Broader Powers

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Turks will vote in April on constitutional changes to eliminate the post of prime minister and shift his powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Critics warn the changes will lead to one-man rule.


Did Iran's Ballistic Missile Test Violate A U.N. Resolution?

Friday, February 03, 2017

The U.S. has placed additional sanctions on Iran after its missile test on Sunday. The Trump administration says the test violated a U.N. resolution. Iran says it didn't. Who's right?


Meet An Iranian LGBT Refugee Affected By Executive Order On Immigration

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Among those caught up in Donald Trump's immigration executive orders are LGBT refugees who fled Iran. One of them in Turkey had sold his things and was ready to fly to the U.S. Monday — then was halted.


Suspect In Turkey's Deadly Nightclub Attack Confesses, Officials Say

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Turkish official says the suspect confessed after he was arrested on Monday in Istanbul along with four other people. There are indications he was acting on behalf of the Islamic State.


Suspect In Istanbul Nightclub Attack Has Confessed, Say Turkish Officials

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The suspect was identified as a citizen of Uzbekistan born in 1983. Istanbul's governor says Abdulgadir Masharipov was trained in Afghanistan and appeared to have entered Turkey illegally.


Can The Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Its 2nd Anniversary?

Monday, January 16, 2017

Analysts are looking back on the Iran nuclear deal. It was a year ago that sanctions were lifted, prisoners exchanged and the inspections of Iran's nuclear program came under full operation.


Death Of A Former Iranian President May Shape The Race For The Next One

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's death leaves the moderate wing in Iran without one of its strongest voices. His death comes just months before an election that will test President Hassan Rouhani.