The name change began in December when a notice was issued to residents by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, asking them to use the name in correspondence of any language.

In June, the United Nations accepted the request from Türkiye to recognise their new English name.

In July, Türkiye notified the European Commission that they should start applying this name change to their laws surrounding customs and trade.

But why has Türkiye renamed itself, and what does this mean for your business with Türkiye? Find out in this article.

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Many countries respond in a different way when it comes to the covid19 pandemic. Within the European Union, we see a focus on keeping trade lanes open and goods flowing, especially medical supplies.

Turkey is taking a different route.

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Fearing and facing a big recession caused by the pandemic, Turkey is trying to protect its industrial producers from external and foreign competition.


As a result of Corona, borders within Europe close to people. This closure applies to the Netherlands from March 19 6:00 PM. This closure does not apply to goods.

All border gates are closed to passengers from the following countries: Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Netherlands, China, Iran, Iraq, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand.