Istanbul, 5 December 2021 (TDI): Turkey is set to host an international gathering for Stratcom Summit 2021. The event will be held in Istanbul on December 11-12 2021. Around 112 speakers from 41 international organizations will participate in the event held in the Turkish metropolitan.  Turkey’s Communications Directorate stated that around 3000 people will also be part of the event. This year will be the seventh iteration of the Stratcom summit.

Strategic communications encapsulate various multiple factors from areas of public diplomacy, political marketing, global affairs, military strategy, international system, and other elements.

Various topics to come under detailed discussion 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also scheduled to virtually address the Stratcom Summit. It is highlighted that Strategic communication has selected over 30 topics. Diplomacy is one of the major such as public diplomacy and digital diplomacy. Media topics include metaverse, disinformation, and new media. Strategic Communication includes new communication technologies and trends and political communication. Other topics also include nation branding, open intelligence, and strategic marketing.

The 36 main sessions will also include senior executives and officials from organizations such as United Nations, UNICEF, European Union, NATO as well as other well-known think tanks as speakers at the Stratcom Summit 2021.

Fahrettin Altun, Turkey’s Communications Director, tweeted regarding the Stratcom summit 2021. He highlighted that will the summit will enhance the brand value of Turkey in the domain of strategic communication. He also stated in a tweet that ‘The Stratcom Summit aims to create a year around a platform that takes a 360-degree approach for tackling pressing issues and new challenges.’ NATO also operates its Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence. It involves communications activities as well as capabilities to advance the policies, operations, and activities of the collective aims and goals of NATO. The outreach efforts involve public diplomacy. In addition, civilian engagement further leads to public affairs. Coordination and communication discussion will revolve around information and psychological operations.

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