A Tulip is the symbol of Anatolia: 'Turkey' in Western parlance.
My sister gave me the most wonderful gift of an ornamental bowl from Anatolia, decorated in tulip theme and the most intense and specific colors: orange, red, yellow, light blue, white, & green. It is mesmerizing. I adore it. It brings me closer to to her, other great cultures, and my own kitchen. It is prized and forever coveted.