Women and children are sent back to Turkey and Syria against their will

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Women and children who have fled from Turkey and Syria to Norway are being sent back against their will so that they will not become “too Norwegian”,Aftenposten newspaper reported.


The newspaper has been in contact with an integration adviser at the Norwegian Embassy in Ankara,Turkey, who has revealed that some husbands have sent their
wives and children out of Norway.

“It’s their men who send them against their will there. The women and children are deprived of money and passports,” said the anonymous integration adviser.

Aftenposten has been in contact with several Syrians in Norway who know this.

Some Syrian children have also been sent alone back to their home country.

“We have seen examples of children between the ages of six and eleven being returned to the war in Syria from which they fled. Their father’s return to Norway,’’ said the integration adviser, adding that there is still a need to see if there is an increasing trend.

The conditions were reported in an internal meeting of several government members in February.

“I get upset and angry because this is completely unacceptable. We can not do that in Norway. All children and adolescents, and women, have the right to decide on their own lives.They will not be exposed to this,” said Jan Tore Sanner of Høyre (H), Minister of Knowledge and Integration, who attended the meeting this winter.


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