UN to use ‘Türkiye’ instead of ‘Turkey’ after Ankara request


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UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the country’s name change became effective, in all foreign languages ​​and documents, from the moment Ankara’s letter was received.

The “Türkiye” brand represents thousands of years of experience of the Turkish nation in all fields. (AP)

The country name “Türkiye” replaces “Turkey” at the UN, following a request by Ankara to be designated as such, the international body announced.

Wednesday’s statement clarified that the new “Türkiye” branding is now in place in foreign languages.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said he received a letter from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addressed to Secretary General Antonio Guterres, requesting the use of “Türkiye” instead of “Turkey” on the international stage.

Dujarric said the country’s name change became effective from the moment the letter was received.

Cavusoglu on Tuesday announced the formal submission of the letter to the UN and other international organizations.

“With our communications department, we managed to prepare a good ground for this. We made it possible for the UN and other international organizations, countries to see this shift towards the use of ‘Türkiye’,” said Cavusoglu told Anadolu Agency in the capital Ankara.

READ MORE: Why Turkey is now “Türkiye”, and why it matters

‘Hello Turkiye’

Citing Turkish Airlines’ “Hello Türkiye” campaign, Cavusoglu said the campaign had been seen by more than 30 million people.

As part of the campaign, the Communications Department shared a promotional video, prepared to strengthen the Turkish brand, on its social media accounts.

Foreign tourists from different parts of Turkey are seen waving “Hello Türkiye” in the video.

Cavusoglu also said that a circular published in the Official Gazette indicated that the expression “Made in Türkiye” would be used instead of “Made in Turkey” in export products.

Turkey will use “Türkiye” in all its activities to strengthen its brand

Source: AA


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