In charge of Turkey's foreign economic relations since 1986, DEİK has started a self-initiated ‘mobilization' following the coup attempt in Turkey. In full cooperation with Turkish Ministry of Economy, DEİK's Business Councils have started to hold contacts with their counterparts following the coup attempt. So far 45 countries have been visited and DEİK aims to complete all 126 countries in which it holds a Business Council. The countries visited since mid-July this year are the followings: the United States, Albania, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Djibouti, Denmark, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Indonesia, Estonia, Morocco, Georgia, Croatia, Netherlands, Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, Mauritius, Mozambique, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Jordan and Vietnam. The international visits will continue until all 126 countries on the list are completed.
The visits are organized with the framework of DEİK's Urgent Action Plan declared on July 26, 2016. The main objective of the Action Plan is to counter ongoing disinformation and the intentional spread of false and inaccurate information on what happened and what's happening in Turkey. DEİK's specially established Communication Committee coordinates the works conducted by DEİK's Business Councils. The Committee also set to organize special visit to European capitals to hold contacts mainly with counterpart organizations, business representatives, think-tanks, academia and local media representatives. DEİK also continues on its working programme of 2016, planning ahead important programs that will increase Turkey's investment potential and foreign trade particularly in the US, Africa, Euroasia, Middle East and Europe.