Turkey to replace ‘Turkey’ with ‘Turkish’ in tourism campaigns
“From now on we will use Turkish instead of Turkey in our promotions abroad. Turkish Airlines will be the focal point of our promotions,” Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Ersoy said at a press conference in Ankara on Oct. 11.
Although the minister did not go into detail, the word “Turkey” has been a subject of debate in the past.
Some people had previously suggested using “Türkiye” instead of Turkey to keep English speakers away from confusing the country with the bird.