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Kocatepe Mosque

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A: Kocatepe

by Omer Vasfi Tuncel, 10 meters away

Kocatepe

B: Kocatepe Camii

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 30 meters away

Kocatepe Camii

C: Ekşi Sözlük Ankara Kitap Kulübü

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Ekşi Sözlük Ankara Kitap Kulübü

D: Ankara Kar Altında

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 360 meters away

Ankara Kar Altında

E: Kitaplar ve İnsanlar

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F: Kar Yağışı, Konur Sokak

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 370 meters away

Kar Yağışı, Konur Sokak

G: Roni Margulies Anlatıyor. Mısır'da Devrim!

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 380 meters away

Roni Margulies Anlatıyor. Mısır'da Devrim!

H: Roni Margulies Anlatıyor. Mısır'da Devrim!

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 380 meters away

Roni Margulies Anlatıyor. Mısır'da Devrim!

I: Roni Margulies ve Arkadaşları.

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 380 meters away

Roni Margulies ve Arkadaşları.

J: Roni Margulies ve Arkadaşları.

by Özgür Örsoğlu, 390 meters away

Roni Margulies ve Arkadaşları.

This panorama was taken in Turkey, Middle East

This is an overview of Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.

The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.

Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!

When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.

Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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