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Old 04-02-2016, 09:34 AM
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Alien names in Star Trek

Does anyone know whether the Star Trek writers had any main theme or source of inspiration for the names of the various individual aliens?

I've thought for some time that some alien names in Star Trek--particularly Cardassian names--bear a striking resemblance to real-life Turkish names.

I'm linking to this article, not because of the subject of it, but because this is one of the best examples I've seen.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...bles-on-refug/

These are names of actual Turkish people mentioned in the article--Can Dundar; Erdem Gul; Burak Bekdil. Don't those sound just like Cardassian names?