The government of South Africa’s Free State Province has recalled 52 students who are pursuing their studies in Turkey following the recent attempted coup in that country and the closure of its universities.
“The 52 left (South Africa) in May to pursue their studies in the areas of engineering, economics, management and psychology. This brought the total number of students in Turkey to 89,” said the provincial government in a statement Wednesday.
The provincial government said the other 37 students have been in South Africa for their summer holidays.
The 37 will likely not return to Turkey after the holidays because of the situation in that country, unless things return to normal.
“The province will try to secure placement for students in other universities as an alternative as we don’t know when the political situation in Turkey would reach normality,” said the provincial government.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK