- You may be looking for the bird.
The Eastern Roman Empire was located where Turkey later was. (PROSE: Shadowmind) The city of Byzantium (later named Constantinople, then Istanbul) marked the gateway between Europe and Asia. (PROSE: Byzantium!)
In the 1st century, the city of Byzantium was located in Thrace, but this region would later become a part of Turkey. During this time, the region was more heavily influenced by the Greeks and Macedonians, while remaining under the rule of the Roman Empire. (PROSE: Byzantium!)
During the 19th century, Theodore Maxtible travelled to European Turkey to learn more about the area, following preliminary talks of his financing a railway line through the Bosphorus region. There, Maxtible met mute Turk Kemel when his coach was repaired in the Tekir Dag mountains. Maxtible offered Kemel employment back in the United Kingdom. (PROSE: The Evil of the Daleks)
Turkey did not get involved in World War II. However, they also operated agents in occupied territories. One of their male agents in Paris in a misguided attempt to blend in adopted the alias Chanel Parfum. (PROSE: The Turing Test)
Due to his rudimentary knowledge of Earth, Mr Copper thought that the people of the UK went to war with Turkey every Christmas, after which they would then eat the people of Turkey. (TV: Voyage of the Damned)