At least 108,290 people were dismissed from state institutions as part of post-coup operations, according to Labor Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu.
94,867 people were sacked over their alleged links to the Gülen movement while the remaining 13,423 were dismissed for perceived ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Müezzinoğlu said during a TV program on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, another 30,618 were suspended over ties to the movement, waiting for a final decision out of administrative investigations.
Turkey survived a military coup attempt on July 15 that killed over 240 people and wounded more than a thousand others. Immediately after the putsch, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government along with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pinned the blame on the Gülen movement.
Meanwhile, the crackdown on the Kurdish media and political movement have also gained momentum after the failed coup, with tens of Kurdish mayors along with a number of MPs jailed as part of such operations.