The turkey is a large bird in the genusMeleagris, which is native to the Americas. One species, Meleagris gallopavo (commonly known as the domestic turkey or wild turkey), is native to the forests of North America, mainly Mexico and the United States. The other living species is Meleagris ocellata or the ocellated turkey, native to the forests of the Yucatán Peninsula. Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle or protuberance that hangs from the top of the beak (called a snood). They are among the largest birds in their ranges. As in many galliformes, the male is larger and much more colorful than the female.
Turkeys are classed in the family of Phasianidae (pheasants, partridges, francolins, junglefowl, grouse and relatives) in the taxonomicorder of Galliformes. The genus Meleagris is the only genus in the subfamily Meleagridinae, formerly known as the family Meleagrididae, but now subsumed within the family Phasianidae.
History and naming
When Europeans first encountered turkeys in America, they incorrectly identified the birds as a type of guineafowl– i.e., as members of a group of birds which were thought to typically come from the country of Turkey. The name of the North American bird thus became "turkey fowl", which was then shortened to just "turkey". In 1550, the English navigator William Strickland, who had introduced the turkey into England, was granted a coat of arms including a "turkey-cock in his pride proper".
Ampelographers estimate that Turkey is home to between 600–1200 indigenous varieties of Vitis vinifera (the Europeangrapevine), though less than 60 of these are grown commercially. With over 1,500,000 acres (6,100km2) planted under vine, Turkey is the world's fourth-leading producer of grapes.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey's first president, established the country's first commercial winery in 1925. According to the OIV, the total wine production in 2005 was 287,000 hl. In the first half of 2009, wine consumption in Turkey reached 20,906,762 litres.
24 at the age of 86 ...Charlie Jones. Sorrells’ loved ones said in the obituary his infectious joy will forever resonate with those whose lives he touched, stating “Though his physical presence is no longer with us, his spirit lives on, urging us to “fly like an eagle and not run with the turkeys.” ... A celebration of his life will take place at 10 a.m.
The harsh reality is that Hamas leaders live in luxury apartments and hotels in Qatar...The Wall Street Journal reports that negotiations ended for an extended ceasefire due to Qatar’s request for assurances that Hamas leaders in Qatar and Turkey wouldn’t be targeted ... May 2024 see both Israelis and Palestinians living in peace.
“Greece and Turkey must live in peace, express their known differences, discuss them honestly and seek solutions ... Greece and Turkey also have different positions as to what dispute or disputes could potentially be brought before the adjudication of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
"We wish to be an example to the world with the joint steps we will take as Turkey and Greece." ... "Greece and Turkey, Turkey and Greece should live in peace, express their known differences, discuss them honestly and keep looking for solutions," he said.
She loved watching a local cooking show and to this day - we follow the advice of how to create the most tender and moist Thanksgiving turkey ... Hanne had a deep love of all animals and in her later years - when they lived on a bluff in Kingsport, she welcomed and fed the birds, deer, raccoons, possums, and turkeys.
The risks have the potential to rise on Saturday, given forecasts for temperatures of up to 44C in western Sydney and the surrounding Central Coast, thus reproducing the conditions that occurred in the ‘Black Summer’ of 2019-2020, when hundreds of bushfires destroyed an area the size of Turkey and claimed 33 lives.
Most attempts at democracy have been short-lived. Today’s nascent democracies -- Poland, Hungary, Turkey, and Ukraine, for example, struggle ...Ours, the longest-lived democracy, has enjoyed a dominant liberal middle for most of our history.
"I am out here to say that whatever problems people experience in this country, and there are plenty — housing, health care — it's nothing to do with people of color, migrant workers, or indeed refugees or asylum-seekers," said Uludag, 51, who is originally from Turkey and has lived in Ireland for years.
The hound lives outside from April to December ...FarmerFord, 34, prides himself on letting his turkeys live outside year-round - which he called 'beyond free range' ... Farmer Ford, 34, prides himself on letting his turkeys live outside year-round - which he called 'beyond free range'.
Perry Romo, a travel influencer who has lived in Turkey for more than a decade, notes that “the train was already very popular among local and Turkish travelers, but unknown among foreign tourists.” ... One of the reasons Kaplan likes to live in eastern Turkey, he says, ...
Berry Romo, a travel influencer who has been living in Turkey for over a decade, notes that “the train was already quite popular among locals and Turkish travelers, but barely known among foreign tourists.” ... Kaplan says that one reason she loved living in the east of Turkey is ...
"We wish to be an example to the world with the joint steps we will take as Turkey and Greece.” ... “Greece and Turkey, Turkey and Greece should live in peace, express their known differences, discuss them honestly and keep looking for solutions," he said ...Associated Press writer SuzanFraser in Ankara, Turkey, contributed to this report.