Often described as intersecting three continents, Cyprus has been, at different times in its history, under Greek, Ottoman, and British rule. Most of its population is of Greek ethnicity, but there is a sizeable Turkish minority. In 1974, part of the island was invaded and occupied by Turkey, resulting in its de-facto partition into the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the Republic of Cyprus. Only Turkey recognises the former as an independent nation. The Republic of Cyprus has a strong tourism sector and is known for its financial services. It spends a notable percentage of its GDP on education, thereby offering a highly developed primary and secondary education system.
The Cyprus Investment Programme