After the failed coup attempt on 15th of July, 2016, in Turkey, a state of emergency was declared on the 20th of July. The state of emergency was used to attack all opposition groups. This power grab was used to obtain further power as the Government issued decrees which enabled it to bypass all the parliamentary processes. Because of the decree laws, a hundred thousand public officials woke up one morning unemployed. This change in their lives makes them all “civilly dead”. In such a period, the education and science workers, like all other public officials, have carried out their duties under the threat of the state of emergency and the rule by decree legal regime. Even though the state of emergency was removed, the threat of dismissal remains.