[tz] Country name change from Turkey to Turkiye

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Fri Nov 18 17:26:01 UTC 2022

Bin Li wrote:

> Do you have any plans to change Turkey's name? Because it's the
> official name now.

The time zone identifier, which is the only part of the database that users should normally see (if that), is "Europe/Istanbul".

There is a Rule called "Turkey", but Rule names are internal and there is no commitment that they reflect the "correct" names of places. The Rule describing the situation in Manitoba from 1916 to 2006 is called "Winn", and no one can claim that "Winn" is the official and correct name for either Winnipeg or Manitoba.

Comments are just comments.

Doug Ewell, CC, ALB | Lakewood, CO, US | ewellic.org

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