Turkey renamed Türkiye at UN – POLITICO

The United Nations has agreed to change Turkey’s official name within the organization to Türkiye, as it is written and pronounced in Turkish, following a request from Ankara.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said this week that he had sent a letter to the UN requesting the official rebranding.

Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres, told Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency that the country’s name change became effective on Wednesday.

The country’s official name has been Türkiye since its declaration of independence in 1923.

The Turkish government has been pushing for this change for some time. At the beginning of December, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan published A press release stating that the name Türkiye should be used in all correspondence with international institutions and organizations. “The term Türkiye best represents the culture, civilization and values ​​of the Turkish nation,” he said in the statement. He also called for the slogan “Made in Türkiye” to be used on export products.


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