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He is called a citizen of that country.

If he is a citizen of Turkey, he is a Turkish citizen. If he is a citizen of Iran, he is an Iranian citizen. If he is a citizen of Yemen, he is a Yemeni citizen. If he is a citizen of Lebanon, he is a Lebanese citizen. Etc.

Oftentimes, Middle-Easterners will also identify by ethnicity and/or by religion in addition to their nationality. For example: Kurdish Turk, Azeri Iranian, Zaydi Shiite Yemeni, and Maronite Christian Lebanese.

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In the English language, there is no single word that would describe all inhabitants of the Middle East. They are usually known by national, ethnic, or religious affiliations, or by the names of regions within the middle east.

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The Middle East is not a country, and does not have citizens. You would have to settle for Middle Easterner, unless you knew the country.

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