DEİK's Urgent Action Plan in the aftermath of the failed coup attempt
by Daily Sabah
ISTANBULOct 10, 2016 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Daily Sabah
Oct 10, 2016 12:00 am
On the post-coup attempt period, DEİK has announced a self-initiated ‘mobilization' on its whole capacity. All DEİK's bodies, including the Board of Directors, the Board of Executives and 133 Business Councils operating under DEİK's umbrella have started to work in full coordination and cooperation to overcome any possible challenges.
On July 22, all DEİK's Business Councils have gathered for an urgent consultation meeting with more than 150 recommendations produced by 120 Presidents of DEİK's Business Councils, in a 3-hours long meeting. Those recommendations have been consolidated, prioritized and scheduled accordingly and been presented to DEİK's Board of Executives for approval. Following DEİK's short-term Urgent Action Plan has been published, comprising 11-steps to be taken by DEİK and its Business Councils.
The Plan prioritizes flow of information to counter misleading information. A special Communication Committee has been established in order to coordinate all the works undertaken by DEİK. The Plan also includes regular contacts with Turkish Ministries, especially on Economy, Foreign Affairs and the EU Affairs. DEİK also asked to all its Business Councils to travel to countries of responsibility and to tell the truth behind the failed coup attempt. "Business as usual" is DEİK's motto to be used during its contacts abroad. The institution aims to hold contacts with public authorities, business circles, think-tanks and media outlets on those visits.
Visits to foreign Embassies and Consulates in Ankara and İstanbul are also part of DEİK's Urgent Action Plan. DEİK will hold regular contacts with foreign representatives in Turkey in order to inform and update them on developments following the coup attempt in Turkey. DEİK also plans to actively use DTİK, DEİK's World Turkish Business Council and will ask its representatives to engage with public authorities and business representatives where the Turkish diaspora is well-established. Last but not least, DEİK also plans to hold regular networking events all around Turkey with the participation of foreign investors and foreign business community based in the country.