Turkey has officially changed its name / Erdogan’s country will be called in official documents

D. Boba

At the United Nations, Turkey is now officially named after its Turkish name Türkiye in all languages, and not Turkish, which has many meanings in English, announced the will of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday, AFP writes.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoganPhoto: Matt Dunham / AP – The Associated Press / Profimedia Images

“This change is immediate,” Stephen Dujarric, a spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, told AFP. The UN General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, June 1st. The ambassador said that the official letter from Ankara at the headquarters immediately changed the name of Turkey.

On Tuesday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu signed a letter to the UN Secretary-General on his Twitter account demanding that “our country’s name in the UN be registered in foreign languages ​​as + Türkiye +”.

Ankara, which in French means turkey in English and especially turkey in English, should not be called, so it may have the opposite meaning, Ankara asks.

In his message, the Turkish Foreign Minister described President Erdogan’s desire to “increase the value of our country’s brand” by the end of 2021. Economically, Ankara has been seeking to impose the “Made in Turkey” brand internationally “Made in Turkey” for many years.

“Some may consider changing the name to be nonsense, but it makes Erdogan a defender and savior of the nation’s international reputation,” Mustafa Axel, a professor of history at Georgetown University in Washington, was quoted as saying by the New York Times. Thursday.

The American newspaper also recalled that after 20 years of Erdogan’s rule, in June 2023, Turkey will hold presidential elections and celebrate the centenary of its founding after the break-up of the Ottoman Empire.

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