The number of complaints filed over post-coup dismissals has hit 57,340 in August, according to Turkish media.
More than 146,000 people have lost their jobs since last summer as part of the government’s crackdown in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 failed coup, which targeted Turkey’s Gulen movement, Kurdish minority, leftists, liberals and many from other opposition groups.
As of August, 57,340 people who were dismissed from their jobs applied to State of Emergency (OHAL) commissions, set up to investigate rights violations directly related to the loss of state jobs through post-coup emergency decrees. The commissions started receiving complaints on July 17, this year and the application period will be completed on Sept 14.
Meanwhile, some 58,000 people including thousands of former public workers who were earlier dismissed from their jobs, remain behind bars pending trial.
Human rights defenders earlier said that OHAL commissions were established only to avoid possible penalties from the European Court of Human Rights (EctHR).