Access to internet has been blocked at the offices of the Ankara University academics who were dismissed after a government decree on Tuesday, according to Duvar news portal.

The academics found out the shutdown when they were packing their belongings on Wednesday and the internet shutdown was ordered only a day after the dismissals by the rector Erkan İbiş, according to university personnel.

“It is a pity to cut off the internet at PCs in the 21st century as everybody has internet connection on their mobile phones,” some academics from the Faculty of Communication told the news portal.

A total of 330 academics were dismissed in a new government decree, issued on Tuesday, bringing the total number of academics who lost their jobs after a failed coup on July 15 to 7,316.