Turkey has chosen the names for a far-flung planet and its local star, said a Turkish astronomer on Tuesday.

In June, Turkey got the naming rights to the star known as WASP-52 as well as its exoplanet, WASP-52-B, under a campaign by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

Turkey named the star Anadolu (Anatolia, the Turkish heartland) and the exoplanet Gokturk (Sky Turk, also the name of a groundbreaking medieval Turkish khanate), according to Ibrahim Kucuk, head of the Turkish Astronomical Society.

Kucuk said that member countries were given the naming rights to stars easily observable from the capital

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