More than 50 former public employees committed suicide after they were removed from their offices as part of the government’s post-coup purge of state institutions, according to the Confederation of Public Employees’ Trade Unions (KESK).

Over 50 people, among them former judges, prosecutors, police officers and civil servants committed suicide due to dismissal from their jobs, a recent KESK report obtained by Arti Gercek news outlet.

KESK report came days after a survey conducted by the Rights and Justice Platform’s State of Emergency Research and Reporting Committee showed that 16.7 percent of people who have been detained and jailed in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 failed coup considered committing suicide, made a suicide plan or attempted to commit suicide.

The government has detained more than 140,000 people and remanded 60,000 of them including teachers, state workers, academics, judges, prosecutors, judges, businessmen, lawyers and many others from different backgrounds under broadened terror charges since the summer of 2016.