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Turkey No More: Erdogan Changes Country’s Name to ‘Turkiye’

TurkeyTurkish President Erdogan announced that Turkey will be changing its name to Turkiye. Credit: Turkish Presidency

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a statement earlier this month announcing that he will change Turkey’s name to Turkiye.

“The word ‘Turkiye’ represents and expresses the culture, civilization and values of the Turkish nation in the best way,” read the statement.

“Turkiye” is the name used for the country in Turkish, and the country now wants to carry that name over to international recognition:

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