The country is now referred to as “Turkey” in UN forums, which agreed to approve the change following a request from the Turkish government on Wednesday. The renaming campaign for Turkey began in December.
In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Gauchoklu wrote: “I would like to inform you about the use of the word ‘Turkish’ in foreign languages, as per the December 2, 2021 Presidential Circular. And the next branding strategy, the government of the Republic of Turkey will henceforth use ‘Türkiye’ instead of words like ‘Turkey’, ‘Turkey’ and ‘Turkey’ used in the past to refer to the republic. Of Turkey.
UN spokesman Stephen Dujarric told CNN on Thursday that the UN He said the change was accepted and would come into effect once the request is received and the document is confirmed to be legal.
“It’s not a problem, we have to accept it or not,” Dujarric said. “Countries have the freedom to choose what they want to call it. It does not happen every day, but it is not uncommon for nations to change their names.”
“One of the things that comes to my mind is Ivory Coast, which in English is called Ivory Coast and is called Ivory Coast,” the spokesman added.
Cavusoglu told the state-run Anatolian Agency on Wednesday that the government had successfully laid the groundwork for the renaming by working with Turkey’s Directorate of Communications under the President’s Cabinet. “We have made it possible for the United Nations, other international organizations and countries to use Turkey to see this change,” he said.
Turkish Communications Director Fahrettin Altun posted a promotional video on Twitter on Wednesday: #HelloTürkiye.