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.
Rather than tackling causes of violent radicalisation, Turkey takes a punitive approach that curtails individual freedom and doesn’t stop attacks ... Turkey’s only deradicalisation efforts are prison programmes, police force projects, and activities by the Directorate of Religious Affairs.
Wild turkey don't have the ability to store a lot of fat, so they must rely on a steady supply of food ...Deep snow can have a devastating effect on turkey ... People living in turkey country are often surprised to find a flock of these homely yet somehow noble birds scratching and feeding right under their backyard bird feeders.
Chaab lived in Sweden for 14 years until he was apparently "lured" to Turkey by Iranian intelligence agents. He went missing during a visit to Turkey in October 2020 and a month later appeared in a video on Iranian state television in which he claimed responsibility for launching an attack and working with Saudi intelligence services.
The agency also said there was a growing gap between changes in global stockpiles and supply-demand balances ... (R1 344) a barrel earlier in the session after an explosion on Tuesday knocked out a key crude pipeline running from Iraq to Turkey. The disruption was short-lived, with prices trading about 50 cents below their session high by mid-morning.
47,729 beneficiaries assisted in December 2021 (estimated). 420,203 USD distributed through value vouchers. 45,935 USD distributed through vocational and on-thejob trainings (estimated) ... • In December, 44,459 refugees living in six camps across South-eastern Turkey received monthly assistance of TRY120 (USD 9) ... .
A former Guantanamo detainee says he will sue the British government for canceling his passport three times, without any legal grounds ... Begg added that he could not see his daughter’s wedding party as he was stripped of his passport, and once he gets his document back he would go to Turkey where the newlyweds are living. .
He has since relaunched his career, briefly in Scotland and now in Turkey, where he is playing for Gaziantep... Then came the opportunity to move to Turkey for a fresh start at Alanyaspor ... Being away, in warm weather, living on the beachfront, it suited the new me, the beginning of the new me I guess." ... "I am just living in the moment.
“This is yet another blow to people whose lives are already beyond unbearable ... In Syria, over 6.7 million people have been internally displaced, while another 6.8 million live as refugees in neighbouring countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey ... In Lebanon, refugees live across hundreds of informal settlements, lacking adequate protection.
Speaking to The Sun, Jay recalled how he was brought to tears when he received a letter from his daughter Zola, 14, who lives in Turkey with his ex-wife Jade, and was able to read it. Candid ... Jay recalled how he was brought to tears when he received a letter from his daughter Zola, who lives in Turkey with his ex-wife Jade, and was able to read it ... .
The follows four passionate Syrians living in Turkey – Hiba, a musician, Eslam, an illustrator, Ibrahim, a swimmer and Mohammed, a coffee lover – who are regaining control of their lives through the help of monthly cash assistance funded by the EU, ultimately giving them more power to be themselves.