A Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ)-linked school in Victoria, Australia will shut down its secondary campus next month after around 200 students declined to re-enroll, reports said Wednesday.
Local Shapparton News daily reported that the FETÖ-linked Sirius College would close its secondary campus as grade 7 and 8 students would enroll in other schools.
The daily noted that the decline in the number of students was linked to the July 15 failed coup attempt last year, which was perpetrated by FETÖ-linked officers who infiltrated the military.
The school also has campuses in Keysborough, Broadmeadows, Dallas and Sunshine West.
Anadolu Agency reported that the total number of students who left the school following the coup attempt has reached 300 and the total annual financial loss is estimated at $1 to $4 million.
Desperate school administrators are reportedly trying to make up for the student loss by putting up school's posters throughout shopping malls.
FETÖ-linked schools have become a tool for anti-Turkey propaganda, AA reported, adding that they defame, insult and slander Turkey.
Meanwhile, Turkish schools which will soon be established by the Maarif (Education) Foundation in Melbourne and Sydney are expected to further decrease the number of students attending FETÖ-linked schools.
The foundation was established after the failed coup attempt to take over the administration of FETÖ-linked schools abroad.
A total of 16 African countries, including Senegal, Mauritania, Chad, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Sao Tome, Guinea, Niger, Madagascar, Sudan, Djibouti, Rwanda and Somalia have signed agreements regarding the handover of FETÖ-linked schools.
FETÖ, led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, is accused of leading the July 15 failed coup attempt and of infiltrating Turkish state institutions, especially the military, police apparatus and judiciary, with the ultimate aim of creating a parallel state.
The attempt was prevented by military troops loyal to the government, along with police units and millions of Turkish citizens in favor of democracy. A total of 250 people, consisting of mostly civilians, were killed by pro-coup soldiers, while over 2,000 people were injured.
In the wake of the deadly coup attempt, tens of thousands of public sector personnel, including civil servants, teachers, police, judges and prosecutors have been removed from their jobs.
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