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Countries that are geographically located to the east of the Mediterranean Sea

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Eastern Mediterranean: Countries that are geographically located to the east of the Mediterranean Sea
Eastern Mediterranean is a loose definition of the eastern approximate half, or third, of the Mediterranean Sea. It typically embraces all of that sea's coastal zones, referring to communities connected with the sea and land greatly climatically influenced, in Southeast Europe, northern Egypt and far Western Asia. It includes the southern half of Turkey's main region Anatolia, its smaller Hatay Province, the island of Cyprus, the Greek Dodecanese islands, the region of Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and Israel.

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Calls growing for EU sanctions against Turkey over actions in Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus [Video]

Calls growing for EU sanctions against Turkey over actions in Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus

The threat of sanctions is looming over Turkey, as calls grow within the EU for the country to face measures for its increasingly aggressive actions in the East Mediterranean and Northern Cyprus.View..

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