Photographer's Note

This a very typical shot from a courtyard in Turkey with machines and farm animals (such as dometicated birds, turkeys)... Turkeys' name doesn't come from my homecountry or my homecountry Türkiye's name doesn't come from turkeys :))

The Republic of Turkey or Turkey (Türkiye), is a bicontinental country located mainly in Asia Minor, with 3% of its land located in the Balkans.

A turkey is either of two species of large birds in the genus Meleagris. Turkeys are birds classed in the gamebird order with fan-shaped tails and wattled necks.

When Europeans first encountered these species in the Americas, they incorrectly identified them with the African Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris), also known as the turkey-cock from its importation to Europe through Turkey, and the name of that country stuck as also the name of the American bird.

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