Eastern Mediterranean

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The Eastern Mediterranean.

The Eastern Mediterranean denotes the countries geographically to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. This region is commonly interpreted in two ways; the region of Syria plus Cyprus (also known as the Levant), or the Levant plus Greece, Turkey, and Egypt.

The eastern Mediterranean[1][2][3][4] populations share not only geographic position, but cuisine, certain customs, and a very long intertwined history.

The countries and territories of the Eastern Mediterranean include:

Possibly include:

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  1. ^ "Eastern Mediterranean Political Map - National Geographic Store". Shop.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Ancient Ashkelon - National Geographic Magazine". Ngm.nationalgeographic.com. 2002-10-17. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  3. ^ "The state of Israel: Internal influence driving change". BBC News. 2011-11-06. 
  4. ^ Orfalea, Gregory The Arab Americans: A History. Olive Branch Press. Northampton, MA, 2006. Page 249