3 500 children are still living in the camp in Yarmouk, Syria. 
Photo: UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad.3 500 children are still living in the camp in Yarmouk, Syria. Photo: UNRWA/Taghrid Mohammad

‘The situation for thousands of Palestinians and Syrians in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria is critical. Norway has provided NOK 10 million to support the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in Syria, in the hope that the organisation will gain access to the people in Yarmouk, who are in dire need of assistance,’ said Minister of...

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Praktikantstilling i Tyrkia med søknadsfrist 10. mai

Er du interessert i å lære mer om utenrikstjenesten og være med når norsk utenrikspolitikk omsettes til praksis? Ambassaden i Ankara søker to studentpraktikanter for høstsemesteret, med søknadsfrist 10. mai.

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Out of Nature is screening in Istanbul April 14. . 
Photo: Still frame from the movie//Mot naturen.

Norwegian director Ole Giæver’s movie Out of Nature (Mot Naturen) is among the selection of the 34th Istanbul Film Festival programme this year. The movie was awarded as the Best European Film of the Berlin Film Festival 2015.

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Ambassador Janis Bjørn Kanavin and Interior Minister Sebahattin Öztürk during their meeting on the 7th of April. 
Photo: İçişleri Bakanlığı .

On Tuesday 7 April, Ambassador Janis Bjørn Kanavin and First Secretary Lise Albrechtsen met with the Interior Minister of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Sebahattin Öztürk. The ongoing Syrian humanitarian crisis was the focus of the meeting. The discussion involved the current developments and challenges relating to humanitarian aid work, both within Turkey and across the border. The Embassy found the...

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, at the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria in Kuwait, 31 March. 
Photo: Utenriksdepartementet.

«It is unacceptable that we have not reached a political solution in Syria by now. We must try again. Try better. Try harder. Today, we must demonstrate our solidarity with the people of Syria», the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende stated during the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria, in Kuwait 31 March. Read Brende’s full address at the conference...

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Photo: Inga Vitola / Flickr.

Tuesday evening the power came back in Turkey, after having suffered a major power outage in the morning 31.03.2015 and throughout the day.

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Norway is increasing its funding for OHCHR human rights work. 
Photo: A.Versto / UD.

Norway is providing NOK 90 million to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. This is an increase of NOK 10 million compared with last year. ‘Strengthening the UN’s human rights work is vital, particularly at a time when these rights are under increasing pressure globally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Norway to provide NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen, states Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende. 
Photo: Richard Messenger / Flickr.

‘We are deeply concerned about the dramatic developments in Yemen. The conflict is having a severe impact on the civilian population and there is an urgent need for emergency aid. Norway is therefore providing NOK 30 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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From left to right: Chefs Gökhan Dilmaç, Altug Tezer and Hasan Tatar. 
Photo:  ©Marius Fiskum.

In March, the Norwegian Seafood Council invited three Turkish chefs to Norway in order to gain a deeper insight into Norwegian seafood as well as the Norwegian fishing and Aqua Farming industry. From 8 March to 13 March, the young chefs Hasan Tatar, Altug Tezer and Gökhan Dilmaç had a taste not only of the beautiful places Bergen, the Austevoll islands and Tromsø, but also of Norwegian seafood ...

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Norwegian Jazz musician Nils Petter Molvær is performing in Turkey five times this year.

The talented Norwegian jazz trumpethist plays in Ankara this week, performing with two other Norwegian musicians: Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang. This is the first out of five concerts Molvær will be playing in Turkey this year.

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The Government is providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria, with special focus on education and child protection. 
Photo: Frode Overland Andersen / UD.

‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit. USD 18.6 million of these funds will be earmarked for education and child protection efforts,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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The Monumental Arch in Palmyra, Syria. 
Photo: Jon Martin.

Press Release: ‘We have been horrified at the wanton destruction of ancient cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria in recent weeks. The Norwegian Government is therefore launching an appeal to Norwegian collectors and experts in the field to exercise caution and help to prevent the illegal trade in cultural artefacts from the region,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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