The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBİTAK) has dismissed 201 of its employees, as part of an investigation into the Gulen Movement, which the government accuses of masterminding the July 15 failed coup attempt.

In statement on Monday, the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology stated that 201 personnel at TUBİTAK were removed from post due to their ties to the movement.

The Monday’s dismissals have been added to 167 people who were earlier sacked from TUBİTAK for the same reason.

Turkish government has already purged some 82,000 people from within state institutions, detained around 40,000 and arrested 20,000 since the coup attempt.