Is Cyprus a part of Schengen?

As a US citizen, does Cyprus count towards my 3 months in Schengen? I’ve read that the South is part of Greece, the North part of Turkey, but that Cyprus is not considered Schengen. The whole thing confuses me, would love any insight.

Anyone spent time there? Recommendations? Internet?

Cyprus is not part of Schengen so it doesn’t count.

yep, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area

Cyprus - Working to implement later

Part of the EU. Legally obliged to join the Schengen. However, the “Cyprus Dispute” remains as an obstacle to joining (the split between Greek and Turkish Cypriots that you mention).

I have many Entrepreneurial friends that have “MOVED THERE” to take advantage of tax laws and the like. I only have heard second hand that the internet is good.