The timezone TRT in Turkey

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Turkey there is only a single tonezone at UTC+3. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Turkey is 7 hours.

Turkey has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.

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Current time in all regions of Turkey:
March 2023

Only 1 nationwide time zone

Standard time:Turkey Time (TRT)
Daylight saving time:discontinued 2016

Turkey has an east-west extension of 18.7 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Western Asia, this corresponds to about 1600 kilometers. At this extension, the sun's course is noticeable at different positions in the country, but it still turns out to be moderate. The position of the sun in the west of the country differs from that in the east by about 75 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 75 minutes later in the west than in the east.

No more daylight saving time in Turkey

Due to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (June to September in the northern hemisphere). Countries that switch to daylight saving time in the summer months align the daylight phase with the human rhythm. Unused bright morning hours are thus shifted into the evening (more information on daylight saving time here).

Due to its distance from the equator, the impact would be significant in Turkey. Ankara is located 4,400 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 05:18 to 20:22, but from 06:18 to 21:22. Nevertheless, in 2016 it was decided to finally abandon daylight saving time in Turkey.

Changes in Daylight Saving Times

In Turkey Daylight Saving Time has been observed since 1916 until 09/07/2016.

Turkey: Sunrise + sunsetTimes for sunrise and sunset in TurkeyTimes of sunrise and sunset for the most important cities in Turkey and the avg. length of daylight per month
Countries with DSTAll Countries with DSTA summary of all countries that currently observe Daylight Saving Time with further info on introductions and upcoming changes.
Turkey: Public HolidaysPublic holidays in Turkey 2023-2027Statutory and inofficial holidays in Turkey for 2023 to 2027