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RobinsShaman

Rebrand Dictatorship to Super Happy Democracy.


g2g079

Fun and Tasty Democracy


BiffNasty1234

Saudi Arabia leans forward intently.


PunisherParadox

? They make no pretensions to be anything but an absolute monarchy. It's actually in the name of the country. Saudi Arabia= Arabia ruled by House Saud.


BiffNasty1234

Yet they attempt sport washing. So they know they need to turn attention away from it


Dodecahedrus

This needs to be top comment.


ericchen

It’s like the *Democratic People’s Republic* of Korea.


Plainchant

Why they changed it, I can't say. People just liked it better that way.


ObligatoryOption

Why did Turkey get the works? That's nobody's business but the Turks... Türks?


Upwherewebelong

Istanbul not constantinople, now it’s…


Blueskies777

Is it pronounced any different?


splatter72

slightly different with an added syllable on the [end.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfFZK6b2jtI)


pegothejerk

No, you just picture being more obstinate than usual in your mind when you say it


RostamSurena

Turkey-eh


SirDrexl

So like a Canadian would say it.


Enoxitus

actually its more of a Turkey-yeh


chiraagnataraj

Yeah, the umlaut over the 'u' changes its pronunciation (same as the German version), and the 'e' at the end gets pronounced.


Spadrick

Say it like Kanye. Turk*ye*.


NPVT

Will they rename the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenian_genocide


Dultsboi

You could classify Turkey’s actions on the Kurds a genocide as well. For decades speaking Kurdish was a crime. The first Kurd to be elected to Turkey’s parliament was arrested the first day on the job for giving a passionate speech on the budding Turkish-Kurd relationship and was immediately arrested for saying a Kurdish word for friendship. Turkey sucks. Fuck Turkey.


Fireudne

Genocide was literally defined as what the turks did to the armenians...


Persianx6

Careful with this, otherwise the Turkish internet hoard will find you.


wk2coachella

They did, it's called war


AlkaloidAndroid

Genocide is ok as long as it's during wartime eh?


wk2coachella

No one said it was ok, but they did rename it.


MinaFur

Isn’t that their stripper name?


Embarrassed-Ad-1639

Yes, Turki with a heart over the i.


NetwerkErrer

Hmm, I thought it was Vanessa


mokutou

It’s like if IKEA named a country.


nzodd

That's cool, you know I'm going to jump in on this trend and maybe even get a little bit ahead of it if I can. From now on I'm gonna refer to Hungary as Hángrye. Now I know that'll make some Hungarian politicians upset, excuse me, Hángryrean politicians upset that I made my move before they had a chance, but that's what you get for dawdling. I can practically hear them now, shouting "don't make us Hángrye. You wouldn't like us when we're Hángrye."


Junior_Builder_4340

Have a Snickers. You're a dictatorship when you're Hangrye.


mrCloggy

Turkiye wouldn't be too bad, but Türkiye is just to piss off everybody trying to find those 2 little dots on their keyboard.


theyipper

"Umlauts" making a comeback.


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Very metal.


Dr-P-Ossoff

How many folks know how to activate umlauts keyboard, besides Germans?


highhouses

The Dutch, we use them as well.


Derpaderpplerp

I'll call them super happy fun club if they stop blocking nato membership votes.


davyprimm

"says Prime Minister Cranberry Sauce"


TaserLord

I've been calling them something else for a couple of years now - probably won't use the new name either.


mastyrwerk

In a similar move to make it harder to type, Reddit will be rebranded as R’dddÿeêTtlmnop


Purple_Passion000

I'd prefer it were called "Former NATO member ".


The69BodyProblem

Hahahaha. Never gonna happen. Unless they CHOOSE too. The bosphorus is too important


Mist_Rising

>The bosphorus is too important That's actually less relevant then the fact that NATO has no mechanism for removal of others.


Purple_Passion000

You're probably correct. That doesn't negate my deskre to see it, though.


Mist_Rising

Im fairly confident turkiye wouldn't agree to leave NATO even if they weren't controlling a critical passage and had one of the largest military's in NATO.


The_Grubby_One

>Turkey the bird is called by a different name in many languages, such as "peru" in Portuguese, while in Turkish it is "hindi". Should we soon expect a rebranding for Purroo and the Hendee language?


tewnewt

Türkiye its like turducken with lips and assholes instead of ducks and chickens.


Minifig81

Turkey Türkiye, tomato tomato.


rustyseapants

The nation formerly known as Turkey. TNFKAT


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turin37

Producers already change Made in Turkey to Made in Turkiye.


AlphaHelix88

We'll call you Turkiye when you stop blocking Sweden and Finland entering Nato, TURKEY.


Bgratz1977

Stinkhole3 would be free


onlinesafe

John will now be called Jon


cybercuzco

John will now be Jöahyn (pronounced John)


lions_reed_lions

How about we just use they/them for that country?


NavelBender

The country formerly known as Turkey...


marinsteve

Cue They Might Be Giants- "Istanbul Not Constantinople"


liftguy1

They should leave NATO so Finland and Sweden can join.


Dalisca

A crap pile by any other name smells as sweet.


rkooth

Same ancient bigotry, all new branding!


ogobeone

I want to call it Anatolia since they forced everybody else out.


WhereGrapesMayRule

I'm sorry, but I'm not sure if this isn't an Onion article


Alirue

They want to rebrand their name to look like they're trying to recreate the name in an mmo, but is already taken


Prestigious-Skill-26

As a Türk, most of us feel like it's unnecessary especially since we know foreigners struggle to pronounce Türkiye.


Persianx6

Damn, but maybe they should make Enes Freedom their mascot while they're at it. Branding 101.