No difference between summer- and wintertime in Turkey

This weekend, many countries will turn back their clock with one hour to adjust to wintertime. However, in Turkey the time stays the same all year round.

From last year, on March 14th, 2016 to be exact, Turkey abolished the practice of adjusting clocks by one hour to set summer and wintertime hours. Turkey introduced this so-called daylight saving time in 1940. Like other countries it assumed that considerable energy savings would be made by doing so. However, Turkey now considers that keeping summertime hours throughout the year will be more beneficial. So much so, that it has abolished the wintertime hours.

It is now so-called Daylight Saving Time all year round.

In practice, this has some impact on the time difference with other countries. For example, if your home country usually has a one hour time difference with Turkey, this will now become 2 hours when they adjust their clocks to winter time on Sunday, October 29th, 2017.


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