Eastern Mediterranean

The Eastern Mediterranean denotes the countries geographically to the east of the Mediterranean Sea (Levantine Seabasin). The Eastern Mediterranean[1][2][3][4] populations share not only geographic position but also cuisine, certain customs, and a long, intertwined history.

Regions

This eastern Mediterranean region is commonly interpreted in two ways:

  • The more broad definition of the Levant which includes its historically tied neighboring countries, Greece and Egypt.
  • The region of Syria with the island of Cyprus (also known as the Levant), and Turkey, which limits the definition to Western Asia

Countries

The countries and territories of the Eastern Mediterranean include:

See also

References

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