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Turkey May Use DST All Year

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Published 14-Mar-2012

Turkey may remain on daylight saving time (DST) all year round from 2012 onwards. A draft law from the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources proposes to turn clocks forward one hour to DST on Sunday, March 25, 2012 as planned – but cancelling the switch back to standard time, which is scheduled for October 28, 2012.

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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Current 2012 DST Schedule in Turkey

DST starts in most of Europe on March 25, 2012

A similar proposal was discussed in Turkey in 2008, but it was never implemented. timeanddate.com will issue updates on this year's initiative as soon as more information becomes available.

DST in Turkey

Turkey follows the same daylight saving time schedule as most other European countries. With the current schedule, clocks there are moved forward 60 minutes on the last Sunday in March at 3am (03:00) and back again on the last Sunday in October at 4am (04:00) local time.

When not on DST, the country follows Eastern European Time (EET), which is 2 hours ahead of UTC. During the DST period, Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) is observed and clocks run 3 hours ahead of UTC.

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