Google Search Engagements made Turkey change its english name



The source – theguardian.com

President Redgep Tayyip Erdoğan's cabinet has submitted a letter to the United Nations Organization officially requesting that the country be called Türkiye (tur-key-YAY) as it is spelled and called in Turkish. The country was already called by this name in 1923 after the Declaration of Independence.

Back in June 2021, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan began to demand that the labels of Turkish goods “Made in Türkiye” instead of “Made in Turkey”. Also the name Türkiye started to be used by Turkish diplomats.

TRT World, the national English-language television station of Turkey, explained that the country's former name "generated a lot of endorsements" in Google's requests. Moreover, the search for the name was inspired by the Cambridge dictionary, where Turkey can be translated as "fool" and "loser".

Stephane Dujarric, UN Secretary-General António Guterres' deputy, confirmed the receipt of the list from Mevlut Cavusoglu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. The Anadolu Agency announced. The change of name became effective "from the moment of receipt of the list.

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