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The baglama is a stringed musical instrument shared by various cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean, Near East, and Central Asia. It is sometimes referred to as the saz. According to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, "the terms 'baglama' and 'saz' are used somewhat interchangeably in Turkey." The term saz is mainly used to refer to a family of plucked string instruments, long-necked lutes used in Ottoman classical music, Turkish folk music, Kurdish music, Azeri music, Persian music, Assyrian music, and in parts of Syria, Iraq and the Balkan countries. The baglama is the most common of these, and is often called by the generic name. It can be played with a plectrum or with a fingerpicking style known as selpe. In the Music of Greece the name Baglama is given to a treble bouzouki, a closely related instrument.