Cyprus Timezone Issue

Paul Schauble Paul.Schauble at
Mon Apr 27 20:48:06 UTC 2009

I guess the question is whether the grouping for tz purposes is
geographic or political.

When Turkey joins the EU, will it move to the Europe tz file?


-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Jerabek [mailto:martin.jerabek at] 
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:29 PM
To: tz at
Cc: glafkos at
Subject: Re: Cyprus Timezone Issue

On 27.04.2009 03:04, Gwillim Law wrote:
> This issue was discussed on the tz mailing list in September 2000, and
> in May 2004. The resolution in 2000 was to add Europe/Nicosia as an
> for Asia/Nicosia. The accompanying comment reads, "for various reasons
> users expect to find [Cyprus] under Europe." When the issue was
> before, most reference sources placed Cyprus in Asia.

Cyprus is a member of the European Union (since 2004), and its official 
currency is the Euro, so I think it is reasonable for people to expect 
to find Cyprus under Europe.

Martin Jerabek


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