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Turkey changes its name – does not want to be associated with Turkey

The name change ball was launched in December, when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a call for the public to use Turkey to describe his country in all languages. Companies were advised to change the label of export products from “Made in Turkey” (Made in Turkey in Swedish) to “Made in Turkey”.

“Turkey is the best representation and best expression of the culture, civilization and values ​​of the Turkish people,” the president said. Middle East Eye.

Many media in English In the country I followed the call and on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, visitors to the Republic of Turkey are now welcome. The companies also did what the president said and changed the labels on export goods, according to Swedish radios Middle East and Turkey Correspondent.

article from him Turkish state-owned television company TRT Explaining why a name change is so important, he writes that everyone who enters the country’s current international name gets “a plethora of pictures, articles, and definitions mixing the country with the turkey – a large bird known to be served at Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners”.

US President Joe Biden has pardoned a traditional turkey before Thanksgiving. This particular turkey is called peanut butter.

Photo: Susan Walsh/The Associated Press

TRT does not think confusion is fun and adds the negative meaning of Turkey in proverbs and proverbs. The article continues: “Browsing the Cambridge lexicon and ‘turkey’ is defined as a ‘big failure’ or ‘a stupid or stupid person’.”

There are several theories About why the English name of the turkey is the same as the name of the turkey – a bird that originated in North America.

Either merchants from Constantinople (now Istanbul) shipped turkeys first from the United States and then to Britain in the 16th century. She wrote that the birds were then called turkeys, which were then shortened to turkeys only USA: s Public Service NPR In an article from 2008.

According to another theory, guinea fowls were imported from West Africa to Britain from Constantinople. When the British then migrated from their homeland to North America and saw turkeys, they were baptized by the same thing that at home they called guinea fowl – turkey.

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