Exactly 99 years ago Mustafa Kemal Ataturk changed not only the model of government, but also the name of the country
The name Republic of Turkey was adopted in 1923, when the life of the Ottoman Empire officially ended. The founder of the secular state, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, changed its name along with the model of government.
In the original language, it is pronounced “Turquie”, just as Erdogan wants the international community to speak about his country.
It is possible that his insistence, which is to be submitted to the United Nations, is related to the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the republic.
Over the centuries, Europeans have used different names for the sultan southeast of Bulgaria and then for Turkey. They were guided by the Latin “Turkey” (Turquia), as they said during the Renaissance in our country, but most often used “Turki” (Turkey).