Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
Not that it matters much, but St Nicholas as a Turk takes far more imagination than you're attributing to anyone else.
That'd be like saying Sitting Bull was white because most of the people who now live where he did are white.
He was Greek. Obviously not like the pasty white fictional transfiguration we have today. But certainly not Turk.
Do you have a link to his ethnic heritage?
Some of modern Turkey was part of the Greek empire, but a crossroads ('Asia Minor') of humanity....Goths, Persians, Kurds, Syrians etc. I'm curious.