New name to replace Turkish Airlines as move comes amid government’s symbolic step by officially changing country’s name from ‘Turkey’ to ‘Turkiye’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said the national flag carrier will make its international flights under name of “Turk Havayolları,” replacing “Turkish Airlines.”
The move comes after the Turkish government has taken a symbolic step in this direction by officially changing the name of the country from “Turkey” to “Turkiye” internationally in all communications and activities to strengthen the country’s national brand.
On June 1, the country name “Turkey” was replaced with “Turkiye”at the UN, following a request by Ankara to be referred to as such.
The new brand “Turkiye” is now in place in foreign languages.