Topic Reading-Vol.3711-6/9/2022

MEL School 三鷹


〒180-0006 東京都武蔵野市中町2-3-5 IIHA武蔵野1階

電話受付/月〜金 9:00-18:00


Topic Reading-Vol.3711-6/9/2022

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2022/06/09 Topic Reading-Vol.3711-6/9/2022

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Why Turkey changed its name: populism, polls and a bird

The Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country located mainly on Anatolia in Western Asia with a population of 84 million. The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris best known as a symbol of the North American Thanksgiving holiday or as a sandwich ingredient. If someone abruptly says, “I like turkey,” it is not clear if it is about the country or the bird (meat). Now, the country is no longer called Turkey officially but Türkiye [ˈtyɾcije] as the United Nations recognized the country’s request for rebranding. The nation seems to want to increase brand value while eliminating the association with the bird. It is also speculated that the nation’s president wants to gain support from nationalists and Islamists before next year’s election. Indeed, the country’s foreign trade deficit nearly doubled in April and annual inflation soared by over 70% in May, the worst in the last 20-some years. What’s next, the capital, national anthem, or flag?

Enjoy reading the article and learning about what is behind the nation’s rebranding.

MEL School 三鷹
住所 〒180-0006 東京都武蔵野市中町2-3-5 IIHA武蔵野1階