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

Contents

1 Regions 2 Countries 3 See also 4 References

Regions[edit] This eastern Mediterranean region is commonly interpreted in two ways:

The region of Syria
Syria
with the island of Cyprus
Cyprus
(also known as the Levant), and Turkey, which limits the definition to Western Asia The Levant
Levant
with Greece
Greece
and Egypt, thereby including European and African components to the definition.

Countries[edit] The countries and territories of the Eastern Mediterranean includes:

 Cyprus[5][6][7]  Greece[6][7]  Lebanon[5][6][8]  Syria[5][6][7]  Palestine[5][6][6]  Israel[9][10]  Turkey[5][6][7]  Egypt[6][7][11]  Jordan[5][7]

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

^ " Eastern Mediterranean Political Map - National Geographic Store". Shop.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-17.  ^ "Ancient Ashkelon - National Geographic Magazine". Ngm.nationalgeographic.com. 2002-10-17. Retrieved 2011-10-17.  ^ "The state of Israel: Internal influence driving change". BBC News. 2011-11-06.  ^ Orfalea, Gregory The Arab Americans: A History. Olive Branch Press. Northampton, MA, 2006. Page 249 ^ a b c d e f Security and Environment in the Mediterranean Page 607 ^ a b c d e f g h The European Union and the Cyprus
Cyprus
Conflict: Modern Conflict, Postmodern Union ^ a b c d e f Mediterranean Climate: Variability and Trends ^ External Perceptions of the European Union as a Global Actor ^ Security and Environment in the Mediterranean Page 607 ^ The European Union and the Cyprus
Cyprus
Conflict: Modern Conflict, Postmodern Union ^ The Report: Egypt
Egypt
2010

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