[tz] Syria adopting "Permanent DST"
thorsen at timeanddate.com
Wed Oct 5 09:03:55 UTC 2022
Various Syrian sources say Syria is adopting year-round DST, starting
However, some areas are not controlled by the Syria government, and
therefore not affected by this.
Some quotes (translations are not perfect!)
"The Cabinet decided to adopt summer time throughout the year and
abolish winter time."
"The Council of Ministers in the regime’s government decided to adopt
daylight saving time throughout the year. During its weekly session, in
the presence of Prime Minister Hussein Arnous, today, Tuesday, the
Council decided to cancel the winter time, which has been in place for
decades in Syria. [...] permanent adoption of daylight saving time."
"This [the decision] came after the weekly government meeting today,
Tuesday 4 October [...]"
"The decisions of the regime’s government to delay and advance the clock
only apply to the areas under its control, while the northern
countryside of Aleppo, which is administratively controlled by Turkey,
depends on keeping daylight saving time during all months of the year,
as is the case in Turkey, and the reason is due to direct relations with
the Turkish state in the field of trade exchange. Public institutions
and crossings. Thus, daylight saving time will remain in these two
"In a statement to Al-Watan, the head of the Astronomical Society in
Syria, Muhammad Al-Asiri, considered that this decision has great
benefits on the level of energy savings, as well as on the economic
level, especially tourism."
We will soon publish an English summary in our time zone news section:
Steffen Thorsen - timeanddate.com
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