Dot Wordsworth

Why should Turkey be allowed to change its name?


Turkey has told the UN it wants to be called Türkiye. Even when it is written in capitals, it would still like the little dot over the i, thank you, as İ. Exports will now bear the label ‘Made in Türkiye’ instead of ‘Made in Turkey’.

Turkey is of course a name for a delicious bird – at first labelled the guinea fowl, until the New World creature was discovered.

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