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Norwegian professor denied entry into Turkey

Norwegian professor denied entry into Turkey

The chairwoman of a Norwegian civic commission monitoring human rights in Turkey says she has been denied entry into the country for political reasons.
Kariane Westrheim says she was detained at the airport in Istanbul Saturday and put on a plane back to Scandinavia.
She said Turkish officials accused her of "supporting separatists" and being "very critical toward Turkish politics."
Westrheim is the chairwoman of the European Union Turkey Civic Commission, an organization that monitors Turkey's compliance with E.U.'s accession criteria. She is also a professor at the University of Bergen and has published research about the PKK and Turkey's conflict with the Kurds.
Turkish officials weren't immediately available for comment.