Saudi Arabia’s closure of Turkish schools prompts Ankara to issue an urgent statement | A nation is tweeting out of tune


The Turkish Ministry of Education responded to the decision related to Saudi Arabia’s closure of a number of Turkish schools on the territory of the Kingdom.

Do not reflect the truth

And the Turkish ministry, according to the agency “Anatolia“This news does not fully reflect the truth.

The Turkish agency quoted officials in the Turkish Ministry of Education as saying that 26 Turkish educational institutions are in Saudi Arabia. It continues its training and educational activities.

Educational institutions have not closed

The officials added that there are 34 educational institutions affiliated with the Turkish Ministry of Education in 8 Saudi cities, and 26 of them are communication. Its educational activities effectively.

The Turkish sources indicated that some schools were closed in June 2020, and that the relevant ministries are following the issue carefully.

Officials at the Ministry of Education stated that only 8 schools in Makkah and Madinah have been closed, and that the efforts of the two foreign ministries. Turkish education is continuing in order for schools to resume their educational activities.

Saudi Arabia’s closure of Turkish schools prompts Ankara to issue an urgent statement clarifying the matter

Earlier, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar downplayed the joint military exercises between Greece and Saudi Arabia. Pointing out that it does not mean anything in front of Turkey’s military capabilities.

“They have to know and see that they cannot achieve anything with this, and there is no military value for these maneuvers in front of Turkey and its armed forces,” Akar said.

He added, “As usual, we respect international laws and dialogue, but unfortunately Greece is still behaving in a threatening manner.” This is inconsistent with good neighborliness, increases tension and impedes the establishment of good neighborly relations.

He continued: “We reject the attempts to portray the issue between Turkey and Greece as a disagreement between Turkey and the European Union or Turkey. And the United States, they will not reach a conclusion from that. “

He continued: “We hope that our Greek neighbors will give up their provocative positions as soon as possible, and we think that is important for their well-being. “The region, Greece and its Prime Time Zone, who suffer from difficult economic conditions, while his government is still seeking more armaments.”

The “Eye of the Falcon 1” exercise was launched between the Saudi armed forces and their Greek counterparts.

The Saudi Press Agency stated that the Saudi and Greek air forces will carry out sorties as part of these exercises. Air and joint exercises in the Mediterranean sky.

She indicated that the aim of the exercise lies in “refining and developing the skills of the air crew and the technical and raising the combat readiness of our air forces.” In addition to the exchange of military experiences in the field of implementation and planning of air operations.

Turkish schools closed

Arab media reported earlier this month that Saudi Arabia had closed Turkish schools in the kingdom. After the deterioration of relations between the two countries.

The past few years have witnessed great tension in the relations between the two countries. Against the background of the killing of the Saudi journalist. Jamal Khashoggi In a consulate in his country in Istanbul, and other files in the Arab region.

Relations between Saudi Arabia and the UAE, on the one hand, and Turkey, on the other hand, are passing through a kind of dryness and coldness that overwhelms the statements. Mutual officials in the three countries. With positive developments after the internal Gulf reconciliation, at the beginning of this year.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has confirmed that the strategic relations between his country and the Gulf countries will return to what they were soon.

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