List of conflicts in the Near East

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A geographical map showing territories commonly considered part of the Near East.

The area known as the "Near East" is usually referred to as Middle East in modern contexts. For periods predating Classical Antiquity, the common term is Ancient Near East; the Near East is generally associated with Anatolia, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Caucasus.

Ancient Near East conflicts[edit]

Bronze Age[edit]

Early Iron Age[edit]

Note: This section is covering Iron Age I and II, Iron Age III is related as Classic Period

Classic antiquity conflicts[edit]

Greco-Persian domination[edit]

Roman, Parthian and Sassanid domination[edit]

Medieval conflicts[edit]

Ottoman period conflicts 1453-1918[edit]

Ottoman expansion[edit]

Ottoman era period conflicts 1453-1516

Ottoman Empire period conflicts[edit]

Ottoman Tanzimat period[edit]

Post-Ottoman era conflicts[edit]


  1. ^ Ergil, Doğu, PKK: The Kurdistan Workers' Party, in Marianne Heiberg, Brendan O'Leary, John Tirman, eds., Terror, insurgency, and the state: ending protracted conflicts, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007, p.356
  2. ^ Chaliand, Gérard , The Kurdish tragedy, Palgrave Macmillan, 1994, p.25
  3. ^ Vanly, Ismet Chériff, The Kurds in the Soviet Union, in Philip G. Kreyenbroek, Stefan Sperl, eds., The Kurds: a contemporary overview, Routledge, 2000, p.196

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