I would love to try some quality rakia, but there’s no way to get hold of any here in the American Midwest. I think it’s perfectly plausible that the name originally came from the Ottomans, despite it being a different liquor than raki. A good example would be the fairly major difference between Scotch or Irish whiskeys and American Bourbon, which is also referred to as “whiskey”. The name came from the Gaelic, but the actual liquor has much different ingredients and production processes and is often crafted by people with no Gaelic background, let alone actual Gaelic-speakers.