Turkey’s Aegean Region and Nearby Greek Islands36.1N 27.8E
Located on the western side of Anatolia, Turkey’s Aegean region has a fertile soil and a typically Mediterranean climate; with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. The broad, cultivated valley lowlands contain about half of the country’s richest farmlands.
Visible in the lower right quadrant is part of Turkey’s Mediterranean Region. Also, visible off the coast are some of the Aegean Islands, most of which belong to Greece. Of particular note are Lesbos, the largest island in the upper left quadrant and the third largest Greek island, with an area of 1,632 km2 (630 sq mi), and Rhodes, the largest island in the lower right quadrant and the argest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece, with an area of 1,400 km2 (541 sq mi).