Time in Turkey

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Time in Turkey is given by UTC+03:00 year-round. This time is also called Turkey Time (TRT).[1] The time is currently same as in the Arabia Standard Time, Further-eastern European Time and Moscow Time zone. Turkey Time was adopted by the Turkish government on September 8, 2016.[2] It was also in use in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus[3] until it reverted to EET in October 2017.[4]

History[edit]

Until 2016, Turkey was using Eastern European Time (EET) in the winter (UTC+02:00) and Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) (UTC+03:00) during the summer.[5] The date for transition between standard time and daylight saving time generally followed EU rules, but had variations in some years. In 2016, the decision to stay on UTC+03:00 year-round was enacted.[6] In October 2017, the Turkish government announced that starting October 28, 2018, the country would revert to EET[7], but this decision was reversed in November 2017.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Time Zones - Istanbul". timeanddate.com. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Time and Date - Istanbul, Turkey". 
  3. ^ "Turkish Time (TRT)". 
  4. ^ "Saatler geri alınıyor!". Yeni Düzen. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Time Zones - Istanbul". timeanddate.com. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ Turkey Stays on Daylight Saving Time for Good
  7. ^ "Türkiye'de saatler ne zaman ileri alınacak?". www.haberturk.com (in Turkish). Retrieved 2018-03-28. 
  8. ^ "Yaz saati uygulaması sürekli hale geldi". www.hurriyet.com.tr (in Turkish). Retrieved 2018-06-12.