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Cyprus is an island in Southeast Europe.
It is an isolated island with a proximity to the region of the Middle East.
Cyprus is a member state of the European Union but it does not belong to the Schengen area. As an island, it does not share any borders with other European countries or the Schengen area.
Currently, Cyprus remains divided as a result of the events that occurred in 1974 when Turkey militarily invaded and occupied approximately one-third of the country’s territory. As a consequence, the government of Cyprus is unable to exercise effective control over the area that has been occupied by Turkey. This situation persists until today, and the division and occupation of Cyprus is considered to be illegal under international law.