Closes keyword not closing issues upon merge request being merged

The Closes keyword is not longer automatically closing issues when the corresponding merge request is merged.

I have noticed that it seems to sometimes work when the merge request and branch are created from the issue, however if the branch and merge request are created from scratch and then Closes #234 is added to the merge request, issue #234 does not get closed when the merge request is merged.

Below is an example of a merge request that had the keyword Closes but I had to manually close the issue afterwards.

To add, we also use a lot of merge request templates so I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it. Maybe the template interferes with the keywords?