I believe that the Biblical Garden of Eden was situated somewhere in Turkey. If the bible says the rivers flowed out of Eden...rivers flow from the mountains down the valleys and to the sea. Eden had to have been in mountainous area.
It's no coincidence that Noah's ark came to rest upon Mt. Ararat in Turkey. The Lord was beginning all over again with mankind; and it's more than interesting that this new start was from Turkey! I really don't believe it was down south, near Babylon.