Celts are usually thought to have reached Asia minor during their maximal expansion in 3rd century BC
We can even see that spread of Celts (alternative name of Celts is Galli/Galatea) corresponds to Galatia region in Asia minor
But, how likely is that a tribe would cross to another continent and go deeper in land from sea coast separating itself from the base and escape route? I would say not really likely. logical question is could it have been other way around? could it be that Celts origin from Galatia area of Asia minor?
in fact, Strabo who writes about Galatians in his Geography tells us the following in notes for book I chapter 3 regarding his mention of Kelts
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/...hlight=galatia138 Few nations have wandered so far and wide as the Galatæ. We meet with them in Europe, Asia, and Africa, under the various names of Galatæ Galatians, Gauls, and Kelts. Galatia, in Asia Minor, was settled by one of these hordes.
We do associate Celts with spread of R1b in Europe. Belaresque in his work claims that European R1b in fact came to Europe from Asia minor...
The indication for this is hotspot of variance of the European R1b in west part of Asia minor
in fact, by zooming on variance figure
one can see that this hotspot correlates fairly well with maximum spread of Phrygian kingdom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_capIn Antiquity, the Phrygian cap had two connotations: for the Greeks as showing a distinctive Eastern influence of non-Greek "barbarism" (in the classical sense) and among the Romans as a badge of liberty. The Phrygian cap identifies Trojans such as Paris in vase-paintings and sculpture, and it is worn by the syncretic Persian saviour god Mithras and by the Anatolian god Attis who were later adopted by Romans and Hellenic cultures. The twins Castor and Pollux wear a superficially similar round cap called the pileus.
The Phrygian cap that was also worn by King Midas to hide the donkey ears given to him as a curse by Apollo, was first referred to in Aristophanes' Ploutos (388BC) but illustrated in vase-paintings a generation earlier. Greeks were already picturing the people of Midas wearing the tall peaked caps before the earliest surviving literary sources: a mid-sixth century Laconian cup depicts the capture of Silenus at a fountain house, by armed men in Eastern costume and pointed caps.
In vase-paintings and other Greek art, the Phrygian cap serves to identify the Trojan hero Paris as non-Greek; Roman poets habitually use the epithet "Phrygian" to mean Trojan. The Phrygian cap can also be seen on the Trajan's Column carvings, worn by the Dacians, and on the Arch of Septimius Severus worn by the Parthians.
Troyans are thus depicted by Greeks as carrying Phrygian caps which may indicate their Phrygian origin...
in Europe there are tribes claiming that they origin from Troyans, which might be in fact about Phrygian origin
one of them are Franks whose historic movement seems to correlate with the current spread of R1b U152
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FranksLike many Germanic peoples, the Franks developed an origin story to connect themselves with peoples of antiquity. In the case of the Franks, these peoples were the Sicambri and the Trojans. An anonymous work of 727 called Liber Historiae Francorum states that following the fall of Troy, 12,000 Trojans led by chiefs Priam and Antenor moved to the Tanais (Don) river, settled in Pannonia near the Sea of Azov and founded a city called "Sicambria". In just two generations (Priam and his son Marcomer) from the fall of Troy (by modern scholars dated in the late Bronze Age) they arrive in the late fourth century at the Rhine. An earlier variation of this story can be read in Fredegar. In Fredegar's version an early king named Francio serves as namegiver for the Franks, just as Romulus has lent his name to Rome.
in fact, in Serbia name for Franks seems to have been Fruzi (Frug for singular), which is very alike to word for Phrygia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruska_goraThe mountain's name derives from the old Serbian name for the Frankish people: Fruzi (sing. Frug; adj. Fruški). The literal translation of "Fruška Gora" would be "the Frankish Mountain". It received this name due to its function as a natural border during Frankish campaigns. During the time of the Roman Empire, its name was Alma Mons ("Fertile Mount").
Thus, Franks might indeed origin from Phrygians
By similarity of tribal name Frisians might as well origin from Phryigians
this however might have been much earlier wave as it seems that their legends of origin do not mention Troyan war and as their culture shows continuity with old cultures in their area of influence
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FrisiansArcheologically, Frisians share a local development with other people like the Belgae in northwest continental regions, dating to the Elp culture (1800-800 BC).
I would argue that zone of influence of Frisians in fact correlates with spread of clade U-106 of haplogroup R1b