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Do Turkish people call their country 'Turkey'?

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In addition to what others have said, I once read that turkeys are named that by the British because it resembled another bird that were sold by Turkish merchants. We call turkey “hindi”, which means “India(n)”. read more

In addition to what others have said, I once read that turkeys are named that by the British because it resembled another bird that were sold by Turkish merchants. We call turkey “hindi”, which means “India(n)”. We called it that because the French called it that, and they called it that, because they thought it came from India. read more

The extent to which gene flow from Central Asia's original Turkic peoples has contributed to the current gene pool of the Turkish people of Turkey, and the question regarding the role of the 11th century settlements by Turkic people in Anatolia, has been the subject of various studies. read more

Turks dont call their country "Turkey", Thats only the english name. Imagine if there was a food called spain, Spain (The country) is actually Espana. read more

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