The Turkish government has dismissed at least 4000 public employees, including 3,600 police officers, in a fresh round of purges since attempted coup in 2016.

The latest dismissals came in a decree, which have neither been released to the public, nor published by the official government Gazette. According to the Turkish media, the decrees were only sent to related state bodies so far.

Turkey survived a coup attempt on July 15, 2016 following which the AKP government declared a state of emergency and launched a massive crackdown on the alleged or real followers of the Gülen group.

The Turkish government accuses the Gülen group of masterminding the failed coup and labels it a “terrorist organization named Fetö.” The group denies involvement in the coup attempt.