Oct 28 2017

Turkey: winter is coming

The Turkish government has quietly repealed a 2016 measure that had kept the country on Summer Time all year round.

According to a cabinet decision published in the Official Gazette, two-and-a-half years of summer measures will come to an end in October 2018.

The government had been struggling to defend the switch in the courts, which saw altering Turkey’s time zone as outside the cabinet’s powers.

There had been speculation that a clause to make Summer Time permanent would appear in a compendium bill due shortly to appear before parliament, but it appears that the cabinet chose not to have the debate.