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Mesopotamia was the region known as the “Land Between the Rivers”, the rich fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers; ancient home of the Sumerians, Assyrians and Babylonians. These ancient civilizations gave way to the dynasties of the Persian, Greek, and Roman Empires. Today’s, Iraq was formed out of the Ottoman Empire provinces of Mosul in the north, Baghdad in central Iraq and Basra in the south.
Turkey is a country that spans two continents and much of our modern history. The Ottoman Empire came to power in the early 1300s bringing longterm stability to the region and trade flourished. Turkeys geography is well suited to a sighthound as the Central Anatolian plateau is a semi-arid area with plenty of hare coursing. This is also true for the Eastern Anatolia region and Southeastern region, all which remain home to the Saluki today.