Time in Turkey

Time in Turkey is given by UTC+03:00 year-round. This time is also called Turkey Time (TRT).[1] The time is currently same as in the Arabia Standard Time and Moscow Time zone. Turkey Time was adopted by the Turkish government on September 8, 2016.[2] It is also in use in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.[3]


Until 2016, Turkey was using Eastern European Time (EET) in the winter (UTC+02:00) and Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) (UTC+03:00) during the summer.[4] The date for transition between standard time and daylight saving time generally followed EU rules, but has some variations some years. In 2016, the decision to stay on UTC+03:00 year-round was enacted.[5]


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