Two Norwegian girls missing in southern Turkey
ANTALYA – Doğan News AgencyTwo Norwegian teenage girls have been missing for three days in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, as their families struggle to find them by posting appeals on social media.
Mia Emilie Haugen, 15, and Ida Marie Norland, 15, a friend of Mia’s vacationing in a hotel near the Obagöl area of Antalya’s Alanya district, met up in Alanya three days ago and have not been heard from since.
Mia arrived in Alanya five weeks ago to visit her mother, Lila Litta Hoholm, a Norwegian woman who moved to Obagöl five years ago.
The families of the two girls have informed the local police and shared their photos on social media in a bid to find them.
Hoholm said someone called her over the phone and told her that her daughter had sold her mobile phone.
“My daughter speaks Turkish very well. She did not even take her passport with her. Her resident permit has already expired. She must head back to Norway,” she added.
Mia’s ex-boyfriend has also been in contact with her, Hoholm said, adding that her daughter said the two girls are in Alanya and there are no problems.
“She has also dyed her hair black, but she has given no information about where she is,” Hoholm said.