Saudi Arabia will close eight Turkish schools operating in the Saudi capital Riyadh and other regions at the end of the 2020-2021 academic year, the Daily Sabah reports.
The Saudi Ministry of Education issued the decision in written form to schools in the northwestern provinces of Tabuk, Riyadh, Ta’if, and Jeddah.
Turkish schools in the provinces of Mecca and Medina will also be subject to the same decision.
Saudi officials also visited Turkish schools in the provinces of Dammam and Abha to inform school authorities of the decision.
In the decision, the Saudi Ministry of Education said:
“Activities in Turkish schools will be terminated at the end of this academic year, students will be facilitated to enrol in schools of their choice and school administrations will have to inform parents of the decision.”
This decision explicitly states that Turkish Schools in Riyadh, Jeddah, Tabuk, Dammam, Ta’if, Abha, Mecca, and Medina will be closed by the end of the year.
It is recalled that the decision for the schools of Mecca and Medina has been made some time ago.