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Turkey rebranded as Türkiye at the UN

The United Nations has agreed to change Turkey’s official name at the organization to Türkiye, the way it is written and pronounced in Turkish, following a request from Ankara.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said this week that he had sent the U.N. a letter requesting the official rebranding.

Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, told Turkish state-run outlet Anadolu Agency that the country’s name change had become effective on Wednesday.

The country’s official name has been Türkiye since its declaration of independence in 1923.

The Turkish government has been pushing for this change for some time. In early December, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a press release stating that the name Türkiye should be used in all correspondence with international institutions and organizations. “The term Türkiye best represents the culture, civilization and values of the Turkish Nation,” he said in the statement. He also called for the slogan “Made in Türkiye” to be used on export products.

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