German schools in Turkey closed during Nevruz amid security concerns
BERLIN – Doğan News AgencyA German school operating under the German consulate in Istanbul will be closed on March 21 during the annual Nevruz celebrations due to security concerns after the deadly Istanbul suicide bomb attack on March 19.
According to German media, the decision to send children to nurseries or schools was left to parents until the Easter holiday, which will begin on March 25.
Meanwhile, officials from the Ernst Reuter School in Ankara also announced its closure until April 1, without elaborating on the reason.
However, the situation of the Deutsche Schule in Istanbul has not been stated.
The German Foreign Office had closed down the German embassy and the German consulate in Istanbul on March 17 and March 18, along with the school in Ankara and the Deutsche Schule Istanbul, over terror concerns.