Photo: Wikimedia Commons.Photo: Wikimedia Commons

EFTA (The European Free Trade Association) and Turkey are in the middle of negotiations about an updated free trade agreement. The aim is to modernise the agreement from 1991, extending it to include a chapter on trade in services.

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The director of Music Norway, Kathrine Synnes Finnskog, is buying tea in a local shop in Istanbul.

Music Norway explores the Turkish market for Norwegian music when visiting Istanbul 29- 30 November.

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The Norwegian artist Ane Brun is preforming at the Nordic Music Festival 6th of November. 
Photo: Mattis Folkestad, NRK P3.

Ankara Nordic Music Festival brings the cool breeze of Scandinavian music to Ankara for the second time.

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The Norwegian Ambassador, Mr. Janis Bjørn Kanavin, met religious leaders from Afghanistan during their visit to Turkey this week.

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende opens a Norwegian supported football field for girls in the Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. 
Photo: Ragnhild Imerslund, MFA.

‘Norway will double its humanitarian assistance to Jordan, bringing this to a total of around NOK 100 million in 2015. Jordan has received more than 600 000 refugees from Syria, which is creating a major pressure on the Jordanian community. Therefore, we will increase our assistance to Jordan,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Nåværende praktikanter, Sunniva Skjeggestad og Torunn Brånå.

Er du interessert i å lære mer om utenrikstjenesten, og være med når norsk utenrikspolitikk omsettes til praksis? Ambassaden i Ankara søker etter studentpraktikanter for vårsemesteret, med søknadsfrist 1. november.

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Photo: Wardruna.

Almost a thousand years after Harald Hardrada and his fellow vikings sailed to the city they called Miklagard, their music can once again be heard in Istanbul. On October 17, the Viking-inspired band Wardruna is visiting Turkey for the first time.

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Thea, a 12-year-old Norwegian girl prepares to get married with Geir (37). 
Photo: Plan Norway.

Every child has the right to a childhood. Getting married at 12 should not be a part of it, regardless of where you live. At the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara, we support the fight against child marriage and other types of forced marriages.

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