What is Turkish Time?
You need to keep in mind that Turkish Time zone is an identifier for a time offset that is 3 hours ahead of the UTC time zone
This time pattern is maintained using highly accurate atomic clocks matched to the Earth's rotation.
In this section, you will learn key facts about this time zone and stay well informed.
The IANA time zone identifier used is Etc/GMT-3.
Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) is not used in this time zone.
Without DST clocks do not change in this time zone, keeping the same UTC offset throughout the year.
About This Time Pattern
What is Turkish Time Zone Right Now?
In October 2018, a presidential decree announced that UTC+03:00 would remain the year-round permanent time zone for the country.
Turkish Time zone is a time offset that adds 3 hours to Coordinated Universal Time
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by this time zone.
Its main cities and territories are:
In the map above we highlight the entire region covered by the time zone.
This time offset is also observed during standard time and daylight saving time for various geographic regions.
You need to be very careful finding these time zones that may have different names and abbreviations, but have the same UTC offset:
Arabia Standard Time (AST)
East Africa Time (EAT)
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)
Further-eastern European Time (FET)
Israel Daylight Time (IDT)
Indian Ocean Time (IOT)
Moscow Time (MSK)
Showa Station Time (SYOT)
Charlie Time Zone (C)
This time zone is used in the following country:
In Turkey, this time zone is used throughout the country.
Until 1927, the Turkish time referred to the system of setting the clocks to 12:00 midnight at sunset.
This necessitated adjusting the clocks daily, although tower clocks were only reset two or three times a week.
The precise time varied from one location to another depending on latitude and longitude.
Turkey Time was adopted by the Turkish Government on 8 September 2016.