Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu in a letter to the United Nations formally requested the rebranding of its country’s name from Turkey to Türkiye.
Speaking to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said that they received the official letter from Turkish authorities seeking to change the country’s name.
“Cavusoglu during his address to the Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had requested the use of (Türkiye) instead of (Turkey) in the international arena,” Dujarric said.
Dujarric said that Turkey will be known as “Türkiye” at the UN from now on, and the change was made soon after receiving the request this week.
The new brand “Türkiye” is expected to be used in foreign languages too.
Cavusoglu on Tuesday told Anadolu Agency that they have made it possible for the UN, other international organizations, and countries to see this change to using “Türkiye.”
In December, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that “Türkiye” is the best representation and expression of the Turkish people’s culture and civilization.
Erdogan also called on the companies to use “made in Türkiye” for their exported goods, and also instructed state agencies to use the same name.
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