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.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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This weekend, the film festival Refugee Film Days is launched in Turkey. From 29 to 31 May, movies from several countries will be screened – among them four Norwegian documentary and fiction films.

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The Mountain Bird (Fjeldfuglen) to be performed in Antalya.

Norwegian theatre group performs “The Mountain Bird” (Fjeldfuglen) by Henrik Ibsen in Antalya 26-27 of May, during the Annual International Theatre Festival.

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‘It is unacceptable that more than 100 people, including former President Morsi, have been condemned to death in a summary trial. Norway has made it clear that we oppose the practice of holding mass trials that fail to comply with Egypt’s international obligations,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Photo: Jaime Peralta Photography.

Last weekend, under a bright and hot sun, the Offtown Festival was held at the Sabanci University in Istanbul. Norway was represented by the Embassy as well as the indie-RnB band Kakkmaddafakka.

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Children's parade in Oslo on the Norwegian National Day . 
Photo: Nancy Bundt / Visit Norway.

Sunday the 17th of May, which marks the date Norway adopted its constitution, is Norway's National Day. The National Day is celebrated all over Norway, and is perhaps most known for its colourful children's parades. Festivities and parades will also take place across Turkey - from from Istanbul to Antalya.

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The Norweigan group Kakkamaddafakka plays at the Offtown Festival. . 
Photo: Kakkmaddafakka.

The Norwegian indie-pop group Kakkmaddafakka holds a concert Saturday 16 May during the Offtown Festival. Also playing are the Turkish artists Aylin Aslım and Levent Yüksel.

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Workshop at the translation seminar. 
Photo: Oliver Møystad, NORLA.

On May 6 – 8 NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) and the Norwegian Embassy in Turkey for the first time arranged a seminar for translators and publishers in Istanbul.

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Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival

Friday 8 May marks the beginning of the 18th Flying Broom International Women’s film festival. Supported by the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, the festival will be screening numerous Turkish and international films until 18 May.

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Leif Holger Larsen. 
Photo: Newsweek, Pakistan.

The Pakistani authorities have confirmed reports that Norway’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Leif Holger Larsen, has died in a helicopter crash in the country.

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Photo: Strolic Furlan / Flickr.

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The main factors measured in the report. 
Photo: Screen shot from the report // The Social Progress Imperative.

The newly published Social Progress Index places Turkey on 58th place out of 133 countries. Out of 100 points, Turkey scores 66.24, classifying it as a lower middle social progress country.

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