Turkey Reintroduces Daylight Saving Time (Canceled)
After a year without time changes, Turkey has decided to reintroduce Daylight Saving Time (DST), starting in 2018.
Update: Turkey Will Not Reintroduce DST Changes After All
Turkey has reversed its decision to introduce DST in 2018 and will stay on Turkey Time (TRT) permanently. The text below is outdated.
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.