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Turkey: UN Confirms Country’s Change Of Name

Middle East & Asia News

The United Nations (UN) has approved the official change of name of the Republic of Turkey following the country’s request, which has been processing the name change since December last year. The Foreign Minister of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu formally requested the use of “Türkiye”, pronounced “tur-key-YAY”, in a letter addressed to the U.N and other international agencies.

UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric stated that the letter had been received, which appealed for the use of “Türkiye” for all affairs.

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a memorandum last year December asking the public to use Türkiye to describe the country in every language.

Erdogan said at the time, “Türkiye is accepted as an umbrella brand for our country in national and international venues. Türkiye is the best representation and expression of the Turkish people’s culture, civilization, and values”.

He also directed state agencies to use Türkiye in their correspondence and urged companies to brand “made in Türkiye” on their exported goods.