say turkey not turkey
At the domestic level, Turkey is called Turkiye, but at the international level, its name had become Turkey, which in English people started calling Turkey. Turkey was officially renamed Turkey in the year 2022 by the United Nations (UN). After this, an official statement was issued by the UN saying that considering the request, the name has been changed and with immediate effect it will be called Turkiye. In December 2021, a statement was made by Erdogan.
He had said, ‘The word Turkish represents the culture, civilization and values of the country.’ When Turkey got independence in 1923, it preferred to call itself Turkish. In the report of TRT in the year 2021, it was said that in the last several centuries, the people of Europe first called it the Ottoman Empire and then several times as Turkiye. But in Latin it came to be known as Turkey. Then Turkish came into vogue.
Google search tells bird, Cambridge tells fool
The government of the country was not happy with the fact that a big bird used to appear first in Google’s search results as soon as the word Turkish was searched. This is the bird that is served on Thanksgiving and Christmas in North America. The government also objected to the fact that according to the definition given for Turkiye in the Cambridge Dictionary, Turkiye means one who is very bad or stupid.
According to TRT, when it was investigated, it was found that its history was centuries old. At that time many countries of Europe were stepping into North America. At the same time, he had fallen in love with a wild bird which looked exactly like a guinea fowl. This chicken was found in East Africa and was sent to Europe via the Ottoman Empire. After this this bird became the favorite food of the people of Europe.
Re-branding campaign launched
The Turkish government launched a massive campaign for the re-branding of the country. ‘Made in Turkey’ was used in this campaign. ‘Made in Turkey’ was written on all exported products. According to a BBC report, a tourism campaign was also launched by the government, in which ‘Hello Turkey’ was made the tagline. Like Turkey, the Netherlands also changed its name. Earlier it was known as Holland. North Macedonia was made Macedonia. Thus, in 1935, Persia was renamed Iran. Siam became known as Thailand and Rhodesia as Zimbabwe.