Is the reason some Italians look middle eastern because of Greeks?

Here in Italy the only Italians that look Middle Eastern are from areas of Italy that Greeks have once been in. Is this just a coincidence? Why dont they look as white and European as the rest of the majority of Italians? Usually when we see someone that looks Middle Eastern with an Italian name we say they're... show more Here in Italy the only Italians that look Middle Eastern are from areas of Italy that Greeks have once been in. Is this just a coincidence? Why dont they look as white and European as the rest of the majority of Italians? Usually when we see someone that looks Middle Eastern with an Italian name we say they're probably just really descended from Greeks. I dont see any other reason why those "Italians" would look more similar to Greeks, Turks, Armenians, Iranians etc.
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