1. Country? Yes, it is even a member of the EU as such.<quoted text>
is cyprus a country? yes or no
is cyprus considered part of europe? yes or no.
id cyprus considered part of the middle east? yes or no.
annexed in, political included or grandfathered in it is part of eurpoe and part of the middle east. it is that simple.
2. Part of Europe? Politically yes, geographically it is part of the Asiatic continent.
3. Part of ME? Geographically yes (see 2.). Culturally and politically yes and no. Yes: the northern part is ethnically and culturally Turkish (hence ME) and even declared independent in 1983. The southern part is the republic which is a member of the EU and there mostly people of Greek descend live. There is also a considerable Armenic minority. hence, 69% of the population is Christian, 27% Muslim and the main languages are Greek and Turkish.