If you know your history, Turkey was once Galatia, ruled and occupied by the Gals, the Celtic people. My people (at least in part).
The “Dying Gal” sculpture. A coveted piece to be sure. Gave the Romans and others “hell” for a while. They were the original “barbarians.” They were known for fighting in the nude.
Thomas Jefferson even wanted this image in his home at Monticello.