Update: Turkey Will Not Reintroduce DST Changes
Turkey has reversed its decision to introduce DST in 2018 and will stay on Turkey Time (TRT) permanently.
After a year without time changes, Turkey has decided to reintroduce Daylight Saving Time (DST), starting in 2018.
On October 28, 2018, clocks in Turkey will be set back 1 hour from 04:00 (4:00 am) to 03:00 (3 am), local time.
Starts October 2018
The Turkish Council of Ministers announced their decision on October 28, 2017, the day before Europe set their clocks back 1 hour to standard time.
Caused Trouble in Cyprus
When Turkey introduced permanent DST in 2016, Northern Cyprus followed suit, effectively splitting Cyprus into 2 time zones. This year, Northern Cyprus decided to reintroduce yearly time changes, so it is currently 1 hour behind Turkey.
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Sunday, February 25, 2018