Eastern Mediterranean

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The Eastern Mediterranean

The Eastern Mediterranean denotes the countries geographically to the east of the Mediterranean Sea. This is commonly interpreted in two ways; the region of Syria plus the island of Cyprus (also known as the Levant), and Turkey, which limits the definition to Western Asia, or the Levant plus Greece, and Egypt, thereby including European and African components to the definition.

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:

The following countries could be sometimes included under the term North-eastern Mediterranean:[5]

  •  Greece[5] (Usually included within Eastern Mediterranean countries)[6][7]

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