Cappadocia, Turkey -The earliest record of the name of Cappadocia dates from the late 6th century BC, when it appears in the trilingual inscriptions of two early Achaemenid kings, Darius I and Xerxes, as one of the countries (Old Persian dahyu-) of the Persian Empire. In these lists of countries, the Old Persian name is Haspaduya, which according to some researchers is derived from Iranian Huw-aspa-dahyu- "the land/country of beautiful horses"
When you think of Turkey, you probably think about Istanbul, Cappadocia, Bodrum or Feithye - and for good reason, they are amazing parts of Turkey. So yes, Turkey is one of my favourite countries in the world, and even I had never heard of Thrace.
Mount Nemrut, Turkey. 2,134 m high mountain in southeastern Turkey, notable for the summit where a number of large statues are erected around what is assumed to be a royal tomb from the 1st century BC.