[tz] Asia\Nicosia

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat May 26 17:35:10 UTC 2018

Brian Inglis wrote:
> Turkey and Istanbul are in both eastern Europe and western Asia i.e.
> 	$ ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/*/Istanbul
> 	/usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Istanbul
> 	/usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Istanbul

A historical note for tzdb nerds. In 1993 when I originally wrote the entry for 
Istanbul, I naively thought that the city was primarily in Asia. But after I 
looked it up, I found that geographically the city was more European, e.g., its 
European side was larger and its ancient heart is on the Europe side. To avoid 
similar confusion by others, when I renamed my private draft's zone to 
Europe/Istanbul I added a link to the Asia name. I figured that Istanbul would 
present a unique problem in Zone naming as it is the only major city that 
straddles continental boundaries. Little did I know, eh?

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