“Cities of the Medes”

Of the Medes the Columbia Encyclopedia says;

“Some scholars claim they were an Aryanized people from Turan.” Turan is in West Turkestan. The Bucharian Jews claim to be of the Ten Tribes, (see Ben-Zvi, The Exiled and the Redeemed.

This may indicate that the “cities of the Medes” mentioned in II Kings 17:6 and 18:11 were in the region of West Turkestan. Cf. “Gozan,” “Khalakh.”