Daylight saving ends on Sunday morning
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily NewsDaylight saving will end at 4 a.m. on Oct. 28 in Turkey, with the clocks being set back one hour.
The country set its clocks and watches forward one hour at 3 a.m. on March 25 to take greater advantage of sunlight and save electricity.
The practice mandates that clocks are set one hour forward in the spring and wound back one hour in the fall. Daylight-saving time, or summer-time in Turkey, ends on the last Sunday of October every year, in tandem with EU countries.
The Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Ministry predicts that every year savings equal to the annual production of a medium scaled hydroelectric power plant are made in the summer-time in Turkey.
Daylight saving goes back to U.S. founding father Benjamin Franklin, who first presented the idea in an essay, “An Economical Project for Diminishing the Cost of Light,” in 1784. However, the practice was not adopted until World War I, in 1916, when several European countries began to implement it.
Daylight saving was introduced in Turkey for the first time in 1947.