More than 600 senior Turkish officials, including diplomats, have asked for asylum in Germany since a failed coup last year to oust Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The German Funke media group obtained the data from the country’s Interior Ministry. According to the data, a total of 250 diplomats and 380 officials have asked for asylum through mid-September 2017.

During the failed military coup attempt that took place in Turkey in July 2016, over 240 people were killed and nearly 2,200 people were wounded.

The Turkish government has dismissed more than 7,000 people from their jobs as part of the latest wave of crackdown against coup plotters.

Ankara accuses the movement of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, referred to as the Fethullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), for orchestrating the coup and ever since has arrested thousands of military personnel, activists and journalists over suspected links to Gulen.

Turkey also stripped 342 retired officers and troopers of their ranks and grades.

Relations between Turkey and Germany deteriorated in the aftermath of the coup attempt.

Ankara believes Berlin was providing asylum for those who orchestrated the coup, while Berlin has been criticizing the Turkish government for the detention of German journalists and human rights activists in Turkey.