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Traditional definition of the Middle East Greater Middle East  
  Main article: Greater Middle East  
Bahrain Afghanistan
Cyprus Algeria
Egypt Armenia
Iraq Azerbaijan
Iraqi Kurdistan (autonomy within Iraq) Comoros
Djibouti Jordan
Georgia Kuwait
Kazakhstan Lebanon
Kyrgyzstan Northern Cyprus (not recognized)
Oman Mauritania
State of Palestine (non-member state) Morocco2
Qatar Pakistan
Saudi Arabia Tajikistan
Turkey[20] Tunisia
United Emirates Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan Western Sahara Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (limited recognition