I've been researching an ancestor who said that he emigrated from Athens, Greece. However I located his 1909 naturalization papers that state he was born in Cashoria, Macedonia, Turkey and that he immigrated to the United States from Salonika, Turkey. When I look at a map, though, the only names that I can find that are close are in Macedonia, Greece. Does anyone know what the problem is here? Was part of Greece called Turkey for some reason or is there another explanation? By the way, I haven't been able to find his original name so far. He changed his name to James Thomas when he came to the US. I do have his birthday, but no names for his parents.
Thanks for any help!