Turkey officially changes name at UN to ‘Turkiye’; all details here
Turkey has told the United Nations that it now wants to be known as “Turkiye” in all languages at the behest of its president. “The change is immediate,” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told AFP via email. Stephane Dujarric noted that Ankara’s official letter requesting the change had been received at the UN’s New York headquarters on 1st June. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Kavasoglu tweeted a photo of himself signing a letter addressed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a day earlier.
Country in the Middle East
- Speaker: Mustafa Şentop Trending
- Capital: Ankara
- Dialing code: +90
- Currency: Turkish lira
- President: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Ülkemizin marka değerini yükseltmek için Sayın Cumhurbaşkanımız @RTErdogan liderliğinde başlattığımız süreç nihayete eriyor.
BM Genel Sekreteri’ne bugün gönderdiğim mektupla ülkemizin BM nezdinde yabancı dillerdeki adını da “Türkiye” olarak tescil ediyoruz.
Hayırlı olsun! 🇹🇷 pic.twitter.com/Zd9UIv2eVy
— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) May 31, 2022
“We are registering our country’s name in foreign languages at the UN as ‘Turkiye,'” he wrote, with an umlaut above the “u.” UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told CNN on 2nd June that the United Nations had accepted the change, and it took effect as soon as the request was received and made sure the document was valid. The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pushed for the internationally recognised name Turkey to be changed to “Türkiye” (tur-key-YAY), as spelled and pronounced in Turkish. The country called itself Türkiye in 1923 after its declaration of independence.
Erdogan ordered the use of “Türkiye” to better represent Turkish culture and values in December, as well as the use of “Made in Türkiye” instead of “Made in Turkey” on exported goods. Country ministries also began using Türkiye in official documents. The administration also created a promotional video earlier this year as part of its efforts to change its English name. Tourists from all around the world saying “Hello Türkiye” at well-known locations in the video.
He said the change would end the process of “raising the brand value of our country”, an initiative launched by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has led the country for nearly two decades. The update would also help distinguish the country from the bird of the same name in English.
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