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This article is about the Cypriot newspaper. For the Greek political party, see Liberal Party (Greece).
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Type Daily newspaper
Format broadsheet
Owner(s) Phileleftheros Publishing Group
Founded 1955
Political alignment Independent, liberal
Headquarters Nicosia, Cyprus
Circulation 26,000 daily[1]
Official website

Phileleftheros (Greek: Ὁ Φιλελεύθερος, meaning "The Liberal") is the largest newspaper (by circulation) in Cyprus, with about 26,000 copies daily. Established in 1951, it is also the oldest still-circulating Greek paper on the island. Other newspapers published in Cyprus are Haravgi, Simerini, and Politis_(Cyprus).

Over the years it has expanded into a publishing company and has released several magazines (including the Cyprus editions of Cosmopolitan and Top Gear), as well as recently launching its own radio station, Radio Sfera.

In a newspaper scene otherwise dominated by political parties, Phileleftheros prides itself as being independent and not under the influence of a particular political party. The paper's motto reads: "Ημερήσια Εφημερίδα στην Υπηρεσία του Κυπριακού Λαού" which translates into English as the "Daily newspaper serving the people of Cyprus".


  1. ^ Circulation figures 2002.