With a new state of emergency decree issued on Tuesday, the Turkish government has dismissed 2,585 teachers, public servants from the Ministry of Education, 417 police officers from the Security General Directorate and 893 others from the Gendarmerie General Command.
According to the new decree, numbered 686, a total of 4,464 civil servants have been dismissed from state bodies. Eighty of them are from the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), 48 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 49 from the Interior Ministry and 16 are from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, while 330 are academics from several universities across Turkey.
Over 135,000 people, including thousands within the military, have been purged due to their real or alleged connection to the Gülen movement since the coup attempt, according to a statement by the labor minister on Jan. 10. As of Feb. 1, 89,775 people were being held without charge, with an additional 43,885 in pre-trial detention due to their alleged links to the movement.