Turkish court rules against year-round daylight saving

Turkey has been on daylight-saving time since March 2016, but court says Cabinet lacks authority to make it permanent

Turkish court rules against year-round daylight saving

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Top Turkish court on Wednesday ordered a stay of execution of a Cabinet decision to make daylight-saving time last for the entire year.

Last year, the Cabinet decided not to resume standard Turkish time in the fall, but instead make daylight saving apply year round.

The decision of Turkey's Council of State, also known as the Danistay, came after a parent complained about children having to go to school in the dark, before sunrise, in the wintertime.

The Council of State said that the Cabinet lacked the authority to make daylight-saving time permanent.

Turkey moved to daylight-saving time on March 27, 2016, at 3.00 a.m. local time (0100GMT), moving clocks forward one hour, and has not resumed standard Turkish time since.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Eylül 2017, 17:51