Oppdatering fra ambassaden i Ankara og Utenriksdepartementet

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‘I condemn today’s terrorist attack in the Turkish town of Suruc in the strongest possible terms. My thoughts and sympathies are with those who have lost their loved ones, and with the people of Turkey,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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‘I welcome today’s agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme. This historic agreement will benefit the international community, the Middle East and Iran. It will also pave the way for closer political and economic contact with Iran,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafza...

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MILF handed over 75 high-power firearms to the Independent Decomissioning Body 16 June. 
Photo: Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.

16 June marked an important step forward in the peace process between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Government. MILF turned over 75 arms to the Independent Decommissioning Body (IDB). Both Turkey and Norway plays important roles in the facilitative and monitoring work of IDB.

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Together with the three young chefs, Gökhan Dilmaç, Hasan Tatar and Altug Tezer, the Norwegian ambassador to Turkey cooked Norwegian Salmon with Turkish style. 
Photo: Berkan Güler.

On the occasion of the National Day of Norway, the Norwegian Ambassador to Turkey, Janis Bjørn Kanavin prepared Norwegian salmon with three award-winning young chefs at his residence on the 21 May. Organized by the Norwegian Seafood Council, this event was covered by various Turkish TV channels and Newspapers, who also got a taste of the Norwegian seafood.

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Forhåndsstem i utlandet fra 1. juli 2015

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Pianist Tord Gustavsen at the Nordic Music Festival in Ankara, 2013.  Gustavsen will perform at Istanbul Jazz Festival on 9 July. 
Photo: Cihat Ertem / Flickr.

27 June marks the opening of Istanbul Jazz Festival, which will run until 15 July. The Nordic additions to this years’ festival can be experienced during the “European Jazz Club”, “Encounters with Masters” and “Northern Lights” events, with performances by Norwegian Jazz musicians Tord Gustavsen, Nils Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset and Harald Lassen.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende has announced that Norway will allocate NOK 200 million annually to the fight against terrorism, organised crime, piracy and cyber threats.

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EFTA and Turkey are negotiating an updated free trade agreement. 
Photo: Julie Normann Eikaas.

EFTA and Turkey held the third negotiation rounds regarding their free trade agreement in Ankara the 1st – 4th of June. The free trade agreement with Turkey is from 1992 and is EFTA’s oldest agreement.

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Photo: Tom Haga // Norwegian Seafood Council.

Norwegian smoked salmon and marinated salmon can now be found in Turkish grocery stores. These two variations of salmon are highly popular in Norway, and can be served in several different ways.

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