Island in the eastern Mediterranean, the largest portion of which is ruled since 1960 by the Republic of Cyprus


Cyprus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cyprus (Greek: Κύπρος, Kýpros; Turkish: Kıbrıs), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία, Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía; Turkish: Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti), is a Eurasian island country located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria, Lebanon and Israel and north of Egypt. Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and the Republic of Cyprus is a member state of the European Union. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Cyprus | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 94, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 1
"Cyprus made progress during 2015 in its recovery from a banking crisis that had forced it to accept a bailout loan from the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2013. The economy returned to modest growth following nearly four years of recession, and unemployment, though still high, began to fall after increasing significantly due to the austerity measures that the bailout required."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 8.03, Rank: 33, Personal Freedom: 8.73, Economic Freedom: 7.32, Democracy Index: 6.98
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.32, Rank: 55