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Turkish Officials Push To Change the Country’s Name to ‘Türkiye’

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Turkish Officials Push To Change the Country’s Name to ‘Türkiye’

Turkish Officials Push To Change the Country’s Name to ‘Türkiye’

Turkish Officials Push To , Change the Country’s Name , to ‘Türkiye’.

On June 1, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu sent a letter to the United Nations formally requesting that his country now be referred to as "Türkiye.".

On June 1, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu sent a letter to the United Nations formally requesting that his country now be referred to as "Türkiye.".

Associated Press reports that the move is part of a push by Ankara to rebrand the country.

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According to Anadolu Agency, the U.N.

Confirmed receipt of the letter late on June 1.

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Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for U.N.

Secretary General Antonio Guterres, reportedly said the name change went into effect the moment the letter was received.

Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for U.N.

Secretary General Antonio Guterres, reportedly said the name change went into effect the moment the letter was received.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s campaign for "Türkiye" (tur-key-YAY) began back in December.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s campaign for "Türkiye" (tur-key-YAY) began back in December.

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The country has already produced promotional videos and changed the name on exported products and official documents.

This name has been used since Türkiye declared its independence in 1923.

Türkiye's Directorate of Communications , said the campaign is meant , “to promote more effectively the use of ‘Türkiye’ as the country’s national and international name on international platforms.”.

Türkiye's Directorate of Communications , said the campaign is meant , “to promote more effectively the use of ‘Türkiye’ as the country’s national and international name on international platforms.”.

TRT World, Türkiye's English-language state broadcaster, points out that the Cambridge Dictionary defines "turkey" as “something that fails badly” or “a stupid or silly person.”.

According to the network, googling "Turkey" brings up , “a muddled set of images, articles, and dictionary definitions that conflate the country with Meleagris – otherwise known as the turkey – which is famous for being served on Christmas menus or Thanksgiving dinners.”


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