After Turkey’s renaming at the UN, the country also wants to push through a Turkish name for the national airline.
“From now on we will no longer write ‘Turkish Airlines’ on our planes, but ‘Türkiye Hava Yollari’,” said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday. The official name of the partially state-owned company in Turkey is actually Türk Hava Yollari. A spokesman for the airline told dpa when asked that he was not aware of any change in the Turkish company name.
Almost two weeks ago, Turkey asked the United Nations and other international organizations to refrain from using the English term “Turkey” in future and to call the country “Türkiye”. “There is no longer a ‘Turkey’, only ‘Türkiye’,” said Erdogan.