Mesopotamia–the Land between the Rivers– begins in Eastern Turkey. Both the Euphrates and Tigris rivers rise in Anatolia, and both flow through the plains of the south before they empty into Syria and Iraq respectively. Turkish Mesopotamia, like all of of this fabled area, is incredibly fertile and incredibly hot. The cities here are ancient and have been the part of many many empires as their fates have ebbed and flowed over time. This place is as old as the world is and is as interesting.