Cablegate: Turkish Foreign Ministry Requests Usg Website
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121540Z May 04
UNCLAS ANKARA 002685
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL TU
SUBJECT: TURKISH FOREIGN MINISTRY REQUESTS USG WEBSITE
GEOGRAPHICAL NAME CHANGES
This message is unclassified.
1. On May 5, Turkish MFA Americas Department Head Ilicak
presented us a dipnote noting that the Department of
Commerce's website www.aesdirect.gov used "historic, ancient
and archaeological" place names for certain Turkish cities as
well as their current Turkish ones, e.g., "Constantinople"
and Istanbul are both used.
2. Citing the Third UN Conference on the Standardization of
Geographical Names, the GOT requests that the website list
only the Turkish names and discontinue use of the other names.