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Guðni Th. Jóhannesson sworn in as President - 2.8.2016

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson took office yesterday, 1 August, as the 6th President of the Republic of Iceland.

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Situation in Turkey very serious - 25.7.2016

„The Icelandic government has followed recent events in Turkey very closely and expresses its concerns about the situation, which has become very serious“, says Lilja Alfredsdóttir, Minister for Foreign Affairs. „Developments in Turkey during this last week have been both rapid and unpredictable and Iceland calls for calm and reconciliation,” says the Foreign Minister. “It is important that Turkish authorities fully respect their human rights obligations.

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