The country says it wants to be called ‘Türkiye’ by foreign nations and organizations
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu posted a photo of himself signing a letter asking UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to officially use the name ‘Türkiye’, which is what the country is called in Turkish.
Recep Tayyip Turkey’s initiative is meant to “upgrade the brand value of our country,”Cavusoglu claimed.
Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN confirmed that the letter had been registered with the organisation to Anadolu Agency. Dujarric stated that the name changes were effective as soon as possible.
Ankara started a campaign in December 2021 to promote its name overseas, using the slogan “Not ‘Turkey,’ it is ‘Türkiye,’”Hurriyet Daily News.
Last year, Erdogan’s office issued a statement saying the name “Türkiye represents and expresses the culture, civilization and values of the Turkish nation in the best way.”
Turkish public broadcaster TRT World complained that the Cambridge Dictionary defines the word ‘turkey’ as “something that fails badly,”Oder “a stupid or silly person,”Other things.
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