- You may be looking for the bird.
The ancient city of Troy was located where Turkey later was, (TV: The Myth Makers) as was the Eastern Roman Empire. (PROSE: Shadowmind) The city of Byzantium (later named Constantinople, then Istanbul) marked the gateway between Europe and Asia. (PROSE: Byzantium!)
During the 19th century, Theodore Maxtible traveled 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)
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)