Turkey to turn back the clock on Nov. 8

Published 06.11.2015 15:19
Updated 06.11.2015 17:03

Daylight Saving Time in Turkey will end on Nov. 8, as clocks across the country will be turned back one hour at 4:00 a.m. on Sunday.

The daylight saving in Turkey was postponed to Nov. 8 due to the Turkish general election on Nov. 1.

Daylight Saving Time was first used in northern European countries like Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom during World War I to conserve coal, and was first introduced in Turkey by law in 1925.

Turkey adopted Daylight Saving Time to keep its clocks in sync with those of European countries and to decrease the demand for electricity in the early evening hours.

Seasonal time changes are usually scheduled for a weekend to lessen disruption to the weekday schedule.

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