Time Zone Currently Being Used in Turkey
|Offset||Time Zone Abbreviation & Name||Example City||Current Time|
|UTC +3||TRT||Turkey Time||Ankara||Tue, 9:09:15 am|
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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.
Time Zone News
- 3/7/2018 – DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 25, 2018
- 9/21/2017 – DST in Europe Ends Oct 29
- 2/17/2017 – DST Starts in Europe Sunday, March 26, 2017
- 10/31/2016 – EU Politicians Speak Up to Remove DST
- 10/27/2016 – The European Union Debates DST
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