Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; Iraq and Syria to the south.
The country is encircled by seas on three sides: the Aegean Sea is to the west, the Black Sea to the north, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Imported goods made up the vast majority of the elaborate tableware, but a small proportion of it was made locally in Tell Judaidah, the researchers found.
Location of Cyprus (pictured lower right), showing the Republic of Cyprus in darker green and the self-declared republic of Northern Cyprus in brighter green, with the rest of the European Union shown in faded green), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.
White Painted and Bichrome Wares are decorated with black bands, stripes, geometric circles, stylised palmette motifs.
Bichome Ware also has red painted bands, distinguishing it from White Painted Ware.
Cyprus was placed under British administration based on Cyprus Convention in 1878 and formally annexed by Britain in 1914.
While Turkish Cypriots made up 18% of the population, the partition of Cyprus and creation of a Turkish state in the north became a policy of Turkish Cypriot leaders and Turkey in the 1950s.
After the 1913 Ottoman coup d'état which effectively put the country under the control of the Three Pashas the Ottoman Empire decided to join the Central Powers during World War I which were ultimately defeated by the Allied Powers.The demand for types of ceramics called White Painted and Bichrome Wares, traditionally made in Cyprus, led local producers in Turkey to make ceramics in the Cypriot style.The pots were either imitations by Turkish artisans or were made locally by Cypriot artisans who had moved to settle in Turkey.1-3 are White Painted Ware vertical-sided bowls; 4-7 are White Painted Ware barrel jugs; 8-10 are Bichrome Ware vertical-sided bowls; 11-12 are Bichrome Ware barrel jugs; 13 is a Bichrome Ware juglet.Cypriot-style ceramics were the thing to have for a feast in early Iron Age Turkey, researchers say.