I recently watched the PBS documentary “Hidden Turkey”, and learned that there is actually a connection between the country Turkey, and the bird that we call by the same name.
As the story goes, The French word for Turkey is “dinde“ which means “From India.”
Turks also believed that Turkeys came from India, and thus named the bird “Hindi” (Hindistan is Turkish for = India)
The English believed that Turkeys must have come from Turkey, because they arrived on ships that had been trading with Turkey
All of them were wrong however as Turkeys were first domesticated in Mexico and brought to Europe in the 16th century.
Although Turkey isn’t all that popular of a meat these days in Turkey, they are still raised and eaten throughout modern Turkey, apparently however have a lively history in this land.