The United Nations has agreed to change the name of Turkey. Ankara sent a letter to the UN to request an official name change. This is the reason behind the name change.
According to UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, a letter had been received on Wednesday, June 1, from the Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu addressed to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, requesting the use of “Türkiye” instead of “Turkey” for all affairs.
Effective Tuesday, June 2, the name of the country has been changed from Turkey to Türkiye. A letter has been addressed to all international bodies to effect the change.
Read Also: UK Monkeypox Case Rise To 207
“Together with our Directorate of Communications, we have been successful in preparing a good ground for this,” said the letter.
If you are wondering why, this is the reason why the bane has been changed.
“We have made it possible for the UN and other international organizations, countries to see this change to using ‘Türkiye’,” Cavusoglu told Anadolu Agency.
Turkey began the move to change its internationally recognized official name in English to Türkiye in December after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a memorandum and asked the public to use Türkiye to describe the country in every language.
The country will want its name to be pronounced in its language, This is the reason why the decision will be respected. Follow Us for more exclusive sports, entertainment, politics and lifestyle news updates.