The name of the Muslim country Turkey has changed. Now it will be known as Turkiye. Recently, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced this, saying that the word Turkiye best reflects the culture, civilization and values of the Turkish nation.
While the tradition of renaming cities and railway stations is going on in India, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who describes himself as the biggest advocate of Islam, has changed the name of his country. Turkey will now be known as Turkey Is Now Turkiye. That is, now Turkey will be used instead of Turkey for all kinds of business, international institutions and diplomatic work.
President said this thing
Earlier this month, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement saying he had changed the country’s internationally recognized name from ‘Turkey’ to Turkish. He also told that the word Turkiye best reflects the culture, civilization and values of the Turkish nation. In such a situation, questions are being raised that why did Erdogan need to change the name of the country?
These countries have also changed names
Recently, the Netherlands dropped the name ‘Holland’ to ease its image in the world. Prior to that, ‘Macedonia’ had changed the name to North Macedonia due to a political dispute with Greece. In 1935, Iran changed its name from Persia. The word Persia was used in western countries. Iran means Persian in Persian. At that time it was believed that the country should be called by a name used locally and not a name known by outsiders.
Why was Turkey chosen?
In Turkish language, Turkey is called Turkiye. After its independence from Western occupation in 1923, Turkey was known as Turkiye. For centuries, Europeans referred to this country as Ottoman State and then Turkiye. Later it came to be called Turkey and this was made the official name. At the same time, experts say that changing the name is not an unusual thing. This decision is related to the branding of the country.