Countries of the Middle East

Name the countries of the Middle East
According to the CIA.
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Last updated: September 28, 2014
First submittedDecember 18, 2012
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Country
Bahrain
Cyprus
Egypt
Iran
Country
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Country
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Country
Syria
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
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Level 26
Nov 1, 2012
cyprus belongs to the middle east?
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Level 58
Nov 3, 2012
No.
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Level 81
Jul 10, 2013
Depends on whom you ask, since "Middle East" is a pretty arbitrary designation. Traditionally I guess it centers around the Arabian peninsula, so the further you get away from Saudi Arabia the less likely a country is Middle Eastern. There are certain linguistic, cultural, religious and economic commonalities among the countries often grouped together under this umbrella, but you'll see one country excluded on one list and another included on another. Turkey or the Ottoman Empire was considered the "Near East" traditionally, the Middle East was the lands of the Arab bedouins and Persians beyond the borders of the Ottoman Empire, and the Far East was China and Japan. But here of course you see Turkey and many former Ottoman states grouped in with the "Middle East." Cyprus belongs in the Middle East about as much as Afghanistan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan or Pakistan do. None of them make the cut here.
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Level 37
Dec 12, 2013
uhm wow, you missed a lot...... ALL the stans, Georgia, Azerbaijan, etc.
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2015
They aren't in the Middle East.
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Level 44
Aug 25, 2016
This countries are in Central Asia
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Level 58
Aug 5, 2014
Over 130 UN members recognize the State of Palestine as a nation.
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Level 55
Mar 8, 2015
2:05 remaining and all done :P
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Level 54
Jul 15, 2016
A map would be amazing
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Level 72
Feb 21, 2019
5,000th play!
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Level 65
Oct 6, 2020
Easy for jetpunkers, even with the inclusion of Cyprus.