[tz] Turkey to delay DST
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sun Jun 15 07:21:05 UTC 2014
Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
> Having landed on a flight from the states to Istanbul (via AMS) on March
> 31, I can tell you that NOBODY (even the airlines) respected this
> timezone DST change delay. Maybe the word just didn't get out in time.
Thanks, I pushed the attached patch to github to try to document that
messy transition better.
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From: Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:17:08 -0700
Subject: [PATCH] * europe (Turkey): Document the massive confusion on March
(Thanks to Randal L. Schwartz.)
europe | 13 ++++++++++---
1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff --git a/europe b/europe
index a68797a..a45dc88 100644
@@ -2766,9 +2766,16 @@ Zone Europe/Zurich 0:34:08 - LMT 1853 Jul 16 # See above comment.
# Turkish Local election....
# ... so Turkey will move clocks forward one hour on March 31 at 3:00 a.m.
-# From Paul Eggert (2014-02-17):
-# Here is an English-language source:
+# From Randal L. Schwartz (2014-04-15):
+# Having landed on a flight from the states to Istanbul (via AMS) on March 31,
+# I can tell you that NOBODY (even the airlines) respected this timezone DST
+# change delay. Maybe the word just didn't get out in time.
+# From Paul Eggert (2014-06-15):
+# The press reported massive confusion, as election officials obeyed the rule
+# change but cell phones (and airline baggage systems) did not. See:
+# Kostidis M. Eventful elections in Turkey. Balkan News Agency
+# http://www.balkaneu.com/eventful-elections-turkey/ 2014-03-30.
+# I guess the best we can do is document the official time.
# Rule NAME FROM TO TYPE IN ON AT SAVE LETTER/S
Rule Turkey 1916 only - May 1 0:00 1:00 S
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