The levant is already a far cry from the cosmopolitan melting pot it once was.
Nor did Biden or Obama ever suggest that NATO “fill the vacuum” in the levant.
Turkey—and the northern half of Cyprus, occupied by its troops since 1974—have been largely left out of the levant Basin boom.
"Mediterranean lands east of Italy," late 15c., from Middle French levant "the Orient," from present participle of lever "to rise" (from Latin levare "to raise;" see lever). The region so called in reference to the direction of sunrise.