Eastern Mediterranean

The 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