Turkey will now be known as Türkiye – News Line
At the request of the Turkish Foreign Minister, Turkey was renamed Türkiye.
According to a report by a foreign news agency, UN spokesman Stephen Dujarric said that the change took effect immediately after the world body received a letter from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlt Cavusoglu to the UN chief. In which a request was made to change the name of the country.
Mevlt Cavusoglu said that the change in spelling is aimed at enhancing the country’s prestige at the international level.
According to the report, majority of Turkish people already call their country Türkiye. Nevertheless, the name used in English is still widely used in Turkey.