His surname is also the name of a district in Ankara, Turkey which has an artillery battalion. Along with the name and the more obvious mustache, one can assume that he is a descendant of a Turkish-American family.
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Major Joseph Polatli appears in Fallout: New Vegas.
- Sometimes when you head to Black mountain and use the gate passage to Scorpion Gulch, you can find Major Polati there, acting as if he is back at camp.
- Polatli may die early because of attacks on the camp.
- He may be stuck on the dialogue that he says when the player meets him for the first time (confirmed on xbox 360)