Time in Turkey

time zone

Turkey Time (also called GMT+3) is a time zone that has been used in Turkey since September 8, 2016. It is 3 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+03:00). In 2016, the Turkish Government decided to remove daylight saving time changes.[1] After this decision, Northern Cyprus followed Turkey on October 30, 2016 but returned to Eastern European Time on October 29, 2017.[2][3] In October 2017, the Turkish Government announced to return to daylight saving time on October 28, 2018 but later cancelled this decision.[4][5]

Time zones of Europe. Turkey Time is highlighted in light green.
Time zones in the Middle East
    UTC+02:00 Egypt Standard Time

Eastern European Time /
Israel Standard Time /
Palestine Standard Time
Eastern European Summer Time /
Israel Summer Time /
Palestine Summer Time
    UTC+03:00 Arabia Standard Time /
Turkey Standard Time
    UTC+03:30 Iran Standard Time
    UTC+04:00 Gulf Standard Time
Standard time observed all year
Daylight saving time observed


  1. "Turkey Stays on Daylight Saving Time for Good". Time and Date. September 8, 2016. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  2. "Northern Cyprus to Follow Turkey Time". Time and Date. September 14, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  3. "Northern Cyprus Reintroduces DST". Time and Date. October 19, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  4. "Turkey Will Not Reintroduce DST Changes". Time and Date. November 23, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  5. "Turkey Reintroduces Daylight Saving Time". Time and Date. October 31, 2017. Retrieved November 1, 2017.