Middle East Times

By Caleb Schoenherr

Terms:

Embargo: Order that restricts or prohibits trade with another country. This relates to the Middle East because in 1991 the United Nations put an embargo on Iraq because of a war.
Aquifer: An underground rock layer that water flows through. This relates to the Middle East because Libya has no permanent River, so people rely on aquifers.

Silt: Small partials of rich soil. This relates to the Middle East because the Suez Canal, in the Nile River, blocks the flow of silt. This is bad because farmers don't get enough fertil soil.

Fair or not?

OPEC is an organization that tries to keep oil prices fair and secure. OPEC means Organization of Petrolium Exporting Countries. It was created by Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela at a Bagdad conference in 1960.

Gobble, gobble

Turkey is home to more than 80 million people. The total land area of Turkey is about the same size as the state of Texas. Many people that live in turkey are farmers. The climate varies throughout different parts of the region.

Is it real?

In Israel, 80% of the population are Jews and only 20% are Palestinians. People grow citrus fruits and vegetables as a source of food and money. The government is a democratic republic. North Israel is hot with dry summers and mild winters. The Negev Desert covers much of the south.

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