So, Turkey has suspended, dismissed or asked a lot of people to resign ever since the failed July 15 coup.
Education Ministry - more than 15,000 personnel suspended
Interior Ministry - almost 9,000 officials suspended
Police officers - almost 8,000 dismissed
Soldiers - 6,000 detained
Judges and prosecutors - a little under 3,000 judges and prosecutors either detained or dismissed
University deans - more than 1,500 deans asked to resign
Turkish Finance Ministry - 1,500 employees dismissed
Gendarme soldiers - 614 dismissed
Religious Affairs - 492 officials dismissed
Family and Social Policy Ministry - 393 employees dismissed
TRT Broadcast - 370 employees being investigated
Prime Minister office staff - 257 officials dismissed
Generals and admirals - 103 detained
National Intelligence Agency - 100 personnel suspended
District governors - 47 dismissed
Provincial governors - 30 dismissed
Turkey says it's doing this to root out any pro-coup sentiment in the government.
Others have suggested Turkey's government already had these lists prepared.
Turkey's allies have warned it about backsliding from democracy.
"We also urge the government of Turkey to uphold the highest standards of respect for the nation's democratic institutions and the rule of law," John Kerry said at a European Union meeting.
Whatever the case may be, Turkey's canceling vacations for its remaining government employees — most likely to ensure the government can, well, you know… still run.