Cyprus Timezone Issue
mark at macchiato.com
Tue Apr 28 00:11:44 UTC 2009
The simplest policy would be to follow the UN for locations where there is
any doubt, and add aliases as needed for convenience. The UN puts Cyprus and
Turkey in Asia: see http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm
On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 13:48, Paul Schauble <Paul.Schauble at ticketmaster.com
> 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 isis-papyrus.com]
> Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 11:29 PM
> To: tz at lecserver.nci.nih.gov
> Cc: glafkos at gmail.com
> 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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