With a new government decree issued on Monday, a total of 80 teachers from the Ministry of Education has been fired from their jobs over alleged links to the Gulen group, accused of masterminding a coup attempt in 2016.

The group denies any involvement.

According to the official statement by the ministry, the purge-victim teachers are accused of membership in the group.

With the latest purge, the total number of educators who lost their jobs after the 2016 failed coup has reached 34,468.