Occupied Northern Cyprus to Follow Turkey Time
Northern Cyprus will follow mainland Turkey and not set their clocks back 1 hour for Daylight Saving Time (DST), effectively creating 2 different time zones on the Mediterranean island.
Turkey has abandoned the practice of adjusting the local time to and from Daylight Saving Time (DST) for good.
On September 13, 2016, the Council of Ministers in the Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus, approved a bill to keep the area on DST all year, reflecting the changes made in Turkey a week earlier.
2 Time Zones
The time change will split Cyprus into 2 time zones, giving the island the same time during the summer, but causing a 1-hour time difference during the winter months.