I'm asking this because most (Western) news stories on the topic are rather opaque, along the lines of "X thousands of state employees in sector Y" got purged. Granted, there are so many of these stories and the sector Y so varied that there may not be a single/simple account of how these purges are performed. Some details I'm curious about:
What's the (usual) official reason invoked for the firing and where does it get communicated? I know that some of those fired (especially initially, 2016) were also arrested on charges of supporting the coup or terrorism charges. But I understand that not all those purged are arrested. So what's the dismissal reason who those who are not arrested? Sympathies with "terrorists"?
Why do the purges come in waves rather than a trickle? Who compiles the lists? Is it always the same security organization... or is it a more distributed enterprise? E.g. are the bosses of various state-run enterprises asked to compile the lists or do the lists "come from above"?
Ok, it looks like the waves are actually official decrees. For the last big one:
Turkey on Sunday issued a decree dismissing more than 18,000 civil servants, half of which were from the police force, ahead of this month’s expected lifting of a two-year-old state of emergency imposed after an attempted coup in July 2016.
The decree dismissed 199 academics from universities across the country, as well as more than 5,000 personnel from the armed forces.
Turkish authorities had already dismissed around 160,000 civil servants since the failed military intervention, the U.N. human rights office said in March.
Among those detained, more than 50,000 have been formally charged and kept in jail during their trials.
Do the Turkish authorities really wait until thousands of undesirables pile-up on a list? Or are these people actually fired or at least suspended (well) before the list gets published?