Winter The Cyprus debate is coming....
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However, culturally the country is more “Eurocentric”. Moreover in 2004, the country became full time member of European Union suggesting it to be part of Europe.
But since your question is from geographical point of view, the easy answer would be: Cyprus is clearly part of Asia !!!
Most of Turkey is within Asia, though a small fraction of Turkish territory is on the European side of the Hellespont channel. The present capital of Turkey, Ankara, is well within Asia and the country is generally considered geographically 'Asian'.
Cyprus has always been considered 'European', but geographically it's much closer to the Asian mainland than the European (in fact I'm pretty sure it's closer to Africa than to Europe). I would personally put it geographically in Asia, due to proximity, but historically it's pretty much always been part of Europe.
in the European Union. Personally, I believe that if Malta is in Europe then so is Cyprus. However, that it is in the European
Union is not a valid argument. The countries of Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten, because of their being members of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, are all part of the European Union, but they are PHYSICALLY located in the Caribbean!
its attached to saudi arabia!
I'm interested to know whether you all think Rhodes is a part of Europe or Asia? It's in Greece (at the moment) but clearly closer to the Asian mainland...
to be brief on the Cyprus debate...
(in my opinion, Cyprus is European as Cypriots are ethically from Greece or UK, its for debate though...)
But anyways, Cyprus is in Asia in terms for location, even though in EU, and if it wasn't for greece cyprus wouldn't be in EU
Unfortunately though, we are talking about geography. Unless, EU can pull you out a little closer to Greece.
By that logic, Switzerland, Macedonia, Serbia etc. are not in Europe.
Culturally European? Yeah, well, Canada and the USA are culturally European, yet nobody says they're European nations.