Turkey to use EU rules starting 2007

Steffen Thorsen steffen at thorsen.priv.no
Fri Mar 9 09:46:11 UTC 2007

The official document is located here - it is in Turkish, but still 
somewhat intelligible (for non-Turkish speaking people):


By searching for a phrase on that page, I was able to locate the 
following seemingly official document (on a non-government server 
though) describing dates between 2002 and 2006:


Best regards,

> Until 2006, Turkey seemed to start/end DST at 1:00 standard time, as 
> reported earlier.
> Starting 2007 though, it seems that they are adopting EU's 1:00 UTC 
> start/end time, according to the following page (2007-03-07):
> http://www.ntvmsnbc.com/news/402029.asp
> "Turkey is to shift to daylight savings time on the last Sunday in 
> March, with clocks being moved forward one hour at 3:00 am on March 25. 
> Summer time will end on October 28, with clocks being put back one hour 
> at 4.00 am."
> The old 1:00s was used last time in October 2006 as the following news 
> article suggest:
> http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/5305826.asp
> "The day-light saving implementation will end at 2.00 a.m. on October 
> 29th, 2006 as the clocks will be set back by one hour..."

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