[tz] Cyprus is splitting into two time zones

Andreas Heigl andreas at heigl.org
Wed Nov 2 05:43:38 UTC 2016

As far as I understood the timezonedb so far it's about making the life of people easier. When Istanbul has two entries due it's unclear state on being european or asian, why does nikosia not have the same? When it's an independent country there should be an entry at all and when it's unclear whether it's european ir asian put it into one and have an alias into the other. 

Or am I completely wrong?



Andreas Heigl
Andreas at heigl.org

> Am 02.11.2016 um 03:25 schrieb Russ Allbery <eagle at eyrie.org>:
> Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> writes:
>> My own dealings with Cyprus are as a European country so I was somewhat
>> surprised that it's not listed there, and I would expect to find it's
>> details in any EU directory along with every other EU country.
> There's some discussion here about the various Europe resources that
> exclude it and the various reasons why one might argue it is in Asia:
> https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/3204/is-cyprus-in-europe
> It's a political issue, as you might expect.
> -- 
> Russ Allbery (eagle at eyrie.org)              <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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