Saudi Arabia closes Turkish schools

The Saudi Arabian administration has decided to end activities of Turkish schools in the country amid fractured relations.

According to the reports in the Turkish media, the Saudi Arabian administration informed Ankara that it would close at least 8 schools where more than 2 thousand students were enrolled in the country. The schools will be closed at the end of the school year.

The French news agency AFP said that it could not receive a response to their request for a statement from the Turkish foreign and education ministries after the news emerged. The Turkish media said that the decision would cause "harsh reaction" from Ankara.

The Saudi Arabian administration had decided to close 5 Turkish schools in Mecca city in March.

Due to strained relations between the two countries, Saudi Arabia introduced a boycott on Turkish products in 2019, which is still in effect.