[tz] Regarding Turkey DST change

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Tue Nov 22 06:25:57 UTC 2016

Peddi, Radhika (Radhika) wrote:
> when I have taken latest tar and used for TZ= Europe/Istanbul timezone the UTC offstring is +3 for September month and October month. From October 31st onwards it is again considering UTCOffString as +2 instead of UTCOffString as +3 for the year 2016. Can you tell me why?

I'm afraid not, at least not with the information presented.

For what it's worth, it is working for me correctly:

$ TZ=Europe/Istanbul date; date -u
Tue Nov 22 09:12:55 +03 2016
Tue Nov 22 06:12:55 UTC 2016

This is with Ubuntu 16.04.1; I merely did the ordinary software updates for this 
platform. Ubuntu had the relevant changes available in its tzdata package 
version 2016g-0ubuntu0.16.04 dated 29 Sep 2016 10:03:50 -0600.

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