Summer time to start March 27
ISTANBULTurkey’s summer time, or daylight savings, will start March 27, when clocks around Turkey will be advanced one hour at 3 a.m.
The summer time practice will end on Oct. 30 by setting back the clock by one hour at 3 a.m.
The practice mainly aims to save daylight and energy by moving working hours to the sunny time of the day. With the practice, the working hours of civil servants have also been adjusted.
It also decreases energy demand at its peak point especially in the evenings.
Turkey acts in accordance with European countries regarding the practice’s beginning and ending dates.
However, last year, daylight savings began on Nov. 8, 2015, two weeks later than Europe, due to the snap elections held on Nov. 1, 2015.
European day light savings does not include Iceland, Belarus and Russia, which last year decided to remain on standard time permanently.