Turkey is changing its name, Erdogan confirmed

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan / Photo by EPA-EFE / VLADIMIR SMIRNOV /

Turkish authorities have decided to rebrand the image of the country in the world, reported the Turkish television TRT.

Earlier this month, the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement stating that the country's internationally recognized name is being changed from "Turkey" in "Turkey" ("Turkey" and "Turkiye"), explained the television.

"The word 'Turkey' best represents and expresses the culture, civilization and values ​​of the Turkish nation," the statement said.

In Turkish the country is called Turkey.

The country accepted the name after gaining independence from Western powers in 1923, which temporarily occupied it.

Throughout history, Europeans have known it as an Ottoman state, and then knew it under many variations of the word "Turkey". The name that remained the most was in Latin "Turquia", and the most present was "Turkey".

According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the word "Turkey" is defined as "something that falls badly", or "stupid" or "funny person".

The vast majority of people in Turkey believe that naming a country according to its local variation makes sense and is in line with the country's goals of determining how others should identify it.

Accordingly, a recent statement made it clear that in the context of strengthening the Turkiye brand, the term "Türkiye" will be used instead of in all types of activities and correspondence, especially in official relations with other countries and international institutions and organizations. expressions such as' 'Turkey', 'Turkei', 'Turquie' and so on ".

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