The Eastern Mediterranean denotes the countries geographically to the east of the Mediterranean Sea (Levantine Seabasin). 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 countries and territories of the Eastern Mediterranean include:
- State of Palestine
The following countries could be sometimes included under the term North-eastern Mediterranean:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Greece (Usually included within Eastern Mediterranean countries)
- Greater Syria
- Byzantine Empire
- Ottoman Empire
- Fertile Crescent
- Levantine Sea
- Near East
- Ancient Near East
- Names of the Levant
- Eastern Mediterranean University
- East Mediterranean Gas Company
- List of Mediterranean countries
- Mediterranean Basin
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