Of course your turkey is kosher if you bought it with certification. But the question of the kashrut of turkey in general is not such a simple one. According to the Torah, only birds specifically listed as non-kosher are forbidden, but we don’t know how to identify many of those birds anymore. Therefore, we rely on tradition to determine which birds are kosher and which are not. Turkey, of course, became a popular food only after the discovery of the New World, but European Jews considered it close enough to a chicken and established a tradition of kashrut.
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