[tz] Country name change from Turkey to Turkiye

Garrett Wollman wollman at csail.mit.edu
Fri Nov 18 19:05:28 UTC 2022

<<On Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:09:40 +0800, Bin Li via tz <tz at iana.org> said:

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

In addition to what other commenters have said: this database uses the
English language; labels for other languages are a matter of
localization.  As there is no language academy or other legal
authority for English, there is no such thing as "official" in
English, and it has long been the policy of the maintainers of the
database to follow customary English usage.  So if the government of a
country wants the database to refer to it (or a location within it) by
a different name, it first must convince the community of English
speakers to do so in ordinary writing.


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