A total of 649 academics were dismissed in three government decrees, issued on Jan.6, 2016, bringing the total number of academics who lost their jobs after a failed coup on July 15 to 6,986.

Professors, associate professors and lecturers from nearly all universities in Turkey were targeted in the government’s post-coup crackdown. Academics were accused of links to the Gülen movement, which the government pinned the blame on for July 15 coup attempt.

The movement denies any involvement.

LIST 2 — Directorate of Social Security Organisation, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Ministry of Customs and Trade, Ministry of Finance, Revenue Administration, Turkish Armed Forces, Academics.