I learned from this that among Americans Turkey was conceived in this way:
* A desert full of Arabs speaking Arabic
* Looks like the picture on a pack of Camel cigarettes - pyramids, sand dunes, palm-tree oases. Camel smokes were, after all, made from ''Turkish and Domestic Tobaccos''
* Ruled by a sultan living in a palace with hundreds, perhaps thousands of female sex slaves
* Probably a rigid political dictatorship
* About to ''go communist''