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Time Zone in Turkey

6:00:29 pm

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Country: Turkey
Long Name: Republic of Turkey
Abbreviations: TR, TUR
Other Name: Turkiye
Capital: Ankara
Time Zones: 1
Dial Code: +90

Time Zone Currently Being Used in Turkey

OffsetTime Zone Abbreviation & NameExample CityCurrent Time
UTC +3EESTEastern European Summer TimeAnkaraWed, 6:00:29 pm

How Many Time Zones Are There in Turkey?

All areas in Turkey observe the same time zone. It is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Turkey observes Eastern European Summer Time all year. There are no Daylight Saving Time clock changes.

Time Zone History of Turkey

Time in Turkey was standardized in 1910. With the exception of a few years in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the country's standard time was Eastern European Time (EET), which is 2 hours ahead of UTC. Eastern European Summer Time (EEST), the Turkish Daylight Saving Time, was 3 hours ahead of UTC.

In 2016, Turkey abolished DST and introduced Turkey Time (TRT). Since TRT shares its UTC offset with EEST, Turkey is now effectively observing permanent DST.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024