Istanbul,Turkey needs time zone rule update

Steffen Thorsen straen at
Wed Jan 3 20:47:54 UTC 2007

I have been able to find press records back to 1996 which all say that 
DST started 01:00 local time and end at 02:00 local time. I am not sure 
what happened before that.

One example for each year from 1996 to 2001:

Best regards,
Steffen Thorsen /

Paul Eggert wrote:
 >> From: Amar Devegowda [mailto:ADEVEGOW at]
 >> Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 1:15 PM
 >> The time zone rules for Istanbul, Turkey have not been changed for
 >> years now.  It seems like that it was last updated in year 1985 or so.
 >> The latest rules are available at -
 > Thanks for the info.  For our reference, can you please point us to a
 > more-official web site that contains this information?  Preferably
 > English, but it's OK if it's Turkish.  The Turkish goverment would be
 > best, but newspapers are fine.
 > Also, can you please try the following patch yourself, and verify that
 > it's right?  This patch changes time stamps only for 1991 and later.
 > I could not find any discrepancies before 1991 between the current tz
 > data and the source you cite.  1991 != 1985, so I'm worried that I've
 > made a mistake in it.

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