Ankara, 4 June 2022 (TDI): Turkey’s official name will be changed to ‘Türkiye’ by the United Nations (UN). In December, Turkey began the process of changing its internationally recognized official name to Türkiye.

The UN has changed the name of the Republic of Turkey from “Turkey” to “Türkiye” in response to Ankara’s request.

On Wednesday, UN Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric shared that a letter from Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was received, urging that “Türkiye” be used in all situations instead of “Turkey.”

The name of the country was altered as soon as the letter was received, according to the Spokesperson. The Turkish Foreign Minister signed and posted a photo of himself signing a letter to the UN Secretary-General.

“We are registering our country’s name in foreign languages as ‘”Türkiye” at the UN, in addition to the letter I gave to the UN Secretary-General today,” he wrote.

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu went on to say that the change would put a pause on the process of “raising our country’s brand value” by the Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who has led the country for nearly two decades.

On Tuesday, Cavusoglu announced the letter’s formal presentation to the United Nations and other international organizations. “We have been able to build a good footing for this together with our Directorate of Communications,” the letter stated.

“We have enabled the United Nations and other international organizations, as well as countries, to notice this transformation in the use of the word ‘Türkiye’.” Anadolu.

Turkey began efforts to alter its internationally recognized official name from English to Türkiye. Subsequently, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in December encouraged people to support the country in all languages and to use the Turkish word Türkiye to describe it.

“Turkey is domestically and globally known as an umbrella brand for our country,” Erdogan stated at the time. “Türkiye is the best manifestation and expression of the Turkish people’s culture, civilization, and values.”

President Erdogan also recommended businesses to use the phrase “Made in Türkiye” in their exports and told government institutions to use the Turkish language in their correspondence.

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