Weather of Arabia - At the request of Ankara, the United Nations adopted writing the name of Turkey in the letters of its alphabet " Türkiye " instead of the previous formula " Turkey " in foreign languages.
The Anatolia news agency quoted the spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, that the organization had received "a letter from the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, addressed to Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, requesting to use the Türkiye formula" instead of the usual "Turkey" formula. in the international arena.
The UN spokesperson explained that the change of the country's name from one format to another has entered into force from the moment the message was received.
Anatolia indicated that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had previously stated that the name "Türkiye" is the best representative and expressive of the culture, civilization and values of the Turkish people, recommending in this context that companies use the phrase "Made in Türkiye" instead of "Made in Turkey" on their goods. intended for export.
In an article published on its website last December, the official Turkish TV (TRT) attributed the Turkish government’s efforts to change the wording of the country’s name globally after its adoption since the declaration of independence in 1923 to the constant confusion and similarity between the name “Turkey” in this formula and words that have other meanings in English.
The article stated, “When you type “Turkish” on Google, you will get a confusing set of images, articles, and dictionary definitions that merge between the country’s turkey and the turkey, and the word “Turkish” in its English pronunciation in the Cambridge Dictionary is defined as a “failed thing” or “Turkish.” stupid person” or “silly person”.
The article pointed out that Turkey is not the only one that has sought to change the form of pronouncing its name internationally, pointing to the Netherlands, whose government decided to change the country’s name in January 2020, due to bad associations with the name, and adopted its official name now, which is “The Lowlands” used in English in the form “The Netherlands.” .
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