Garanti Bank, a financial services company based in Turkey, has been called to account by BBVA, a Spanish multinational financial services company, after it recently refused to open a checking account to a purge-victim medical doctor because the the latter was dismissed from his job by a government decree in the aftermath of a 2016 failed coup.

According to pro-Kurdish HDP Deputy Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, the purge-victim doctor was eventually granted a checking account by the bank.

The doctor, whose name was not disclosed, was also refused an account by the bank’s upper management and Turkey’s Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) despite the fact that the private hospital by which he had recently been employed had an agreement with the bank.

Turkey has dismissed some 140,000 civil servants, including police officers, teachers, academics and doctors, due to their alleged ties to terrorist organizations since the failed coup.