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Turkey's envoys have a massive task in 2017

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The ambassadors of Turkey all over the world have gathered in Ankara for a series of meetings that will fill them in on the policies of the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan administration, the efforts of the government and how Turkey will tackle the multiple challenges it faces in 2017.

This is the first gathering of our ambassadors since the bloody July 15 coup attempt by the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ).

Since then Turkey has faced a bundle of challenges with an ongoing campaign of violence by a coalition of terrorist organizations while those who staged the unsuccessful coup have been active in hitting Turkey economically and trying to destabilize it by creating an image of continuous chaos.

FETÖ in Turkey has been smashed to a large extent but its organization around the world is quite intact and still functioning against Turkey, which poses a major challenge to the Turkish ambassadors serving in various capitals.

So they face added pressures and challenges abroad compared to what we suffer here in Turkey.

This means they have to be armed with all kinds of resources to cope with the FETÖ danger. This means financial resources as well as human resources.

The meetings in Ankara will give the ambassadors information as ammunition to be used against FETÖ and how to counter its propaganda in various world capitals. However, the information campaign has to be supplemented with financial resources and beyond that qualified staff that can handle the fight against the Gülenists.

The disinformation campaign against Turkey has been widespread........

© Daily Sabah