The Middle East is a region in Western Asia, located between the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The term "Middle East" was created by British military strategists in the 19th century, and definitions of it vary; it is not simply a geographical term, but also a Eurocentric political one, connoting that it separates Europe from the Far East.
Popular destinations: Istanbul, Dubai and Mecca
Turkey is on the Mediterranean, in the Anatolian region of West Asia, with a small section in Southeastern Europe separated by the Turkish Straits from Asia.
Popular destinations: Istanbul, Trabzon and Ankara