Schools re-opened in Akçakale after three-week break

Schools were reopened in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Akçakale in Turkey's Şanlıurfa province on Wednesday after a three-week break amid ongoing cross-border fighting with Syria.

Schools re-opened in Akçakale after three-week break

World Bulletin / News Desk

Schools were reopened in the Turkish-Syrian border town of Akçakale in Turkey's Şanlıurfa province on Wednesday after a three-week break amid ongoing cross-border fighting with Syria.

Fighting continues in Syria's Tel Abyad district, just a few hundred meters from Akçakale, between the Syrian army and opposition groups. Due to mortar shells from Syrian soil striking the Turkish town last week, the holiday period for local schools was extended.

Schools were expected to reopen on Monday; however, Sunday's shell attack by the Syrian army across the border left Turkish citizens living along the frontier uneasy once more.

Şanlıurfa's Provincial Education Directorate announced that the school holiday period would be extended through Tuesday.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ekim 2012, 15:52
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