Beyoğlu campus of Pierre Loti French High School in Istanbul was temporarily closed for security reasons.
In the information message Pierre Loti French High School sent to the parents, it was stated that the Beyoğlu campus will be closed on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3, against the threat of terrorism.
In the information message sent to the parents, “In the context of the current security and in connection with the diplomatic authorities, the Beyoğlu campus will be closed on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3. We apologize for this inconvenience beyond our control, we will continue to keep you informed. Anticipating returning to normal as soon as possible. “We will inform you on Friday about the development of the situation,” it said.
Due to the tension that started after Rasmus Paludan, the leader of the Danish far-right Tight Direction Party (Stram Kurs), burned the Qur’an in front of a mosque, many countries warned their citizens in Turkey against the terrorist attack. After France, Germany, England and the Netherlands closed their consulates in Istanbul on the grounds of “security concerns”, Canada also warned its citizens by declaring that there was a threat of a terrorist attack in Turkey in the near future.
On January 27, the USA, France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Sweden warned their citizens who will travel to Turkey against possible “terrorist” acts. “There is a threat of terrorist attack on churches, synagogues, embassies/consulates and other places in Istanbul,” the British Foreign Office said in a statement.