People who were removed from their jobs with the government’s post-coup emergency decrees are not allowed to work as private security guards, according to pro-government Yeni Safak newspaper.

“The names of 101,639 people who were dismissed [from the state institutions] have been blacklisted at the Private Security Information System’s module. These people will be directly denied if they want to be private security personnel,” pro-government Yeni Safak daily said on Thursday.

At least 54 private security companies have been shut down while 1,684 security guards have had their licenses cancelled over their links to the Gulen movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, the newspaper said.

According to Turkey Purge’s own count, nearly 150,000 people have lost their jobs over Gulen links since July 15, 2016. This number includes state officials, teachers, bureaucrats, and academics who were dismissed by gov’t decrees, employees who were left jobless after the government shut down their universities, and teachers whose licenses were revoked by Turkey’s Education Ministry.

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