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Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence.
- Jewish Proverb

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Turkey:
Turkish Smells by Rachel Kaufman


Region Overview
Middle East usually descirbes the land around the southern and eastern Mediterranean Sea, including the Arabian peninsula and beyond. The region's climate is arid and plagued by water shortages.

Population is approximately 195 million with a 2.1% rate of natural increase.

Languages include Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish.

Economies are generally characterized as developing, with high dependence on oil resources controlled by a few wealthy groups.

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