[tz] Cyprus is splitting into two time zones

Andreas Heigl andreas at heigl.org
Tue Nov 1 09:23:41 UTC 2016

Am 01.11.16 um 10:15 schrieb Lester Caine:
> On 01/11/16 08:41, Lester Caine wrote:
>> On 31/10/16 16:52, Paul Eggert wrote:
>>>> Since there is a Europe/Nicosia link, presumably there should be a
>>>> Europe/North_Nicosia link as well?
>>> I'd rather not. In hindsight the Europe/Nicosia link was a mistake, and
>>> let's not compound it.
>> ? Cyprus is part of Europe and Greece and Turkey are further east so I
>> was somewhat surprised to see it moved outside europe!
>> https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cy.html
>> if you want some documentation ...
> OK Geography is a little off, I still concider cyprus is part of the
> island area around Greece, but if cyprus is not classified as part of
> Europe then Turkey should also move to asia since that is designated as
> 'Middle East' rather than 'Europe'. My point is on what basis is the
> statement "Europe/Nicosia link was a mistake" made?
It should never have existed in the first place as the time was always
linked to either greece (Europe/Athens) or Turkey (Asia/Istanbul)?

It's about the same reason why The Hopi-Reservation in Arizona doesn't
have it's own timezone but uses America/Denver instead.

My 0.02 €



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