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.
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.
Forhåndsstem i utlandet fra 1. juli 2015
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.
‘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.