Istanbul Time Zone
and
World Time

World time zone abbreviation for Turkey is “EET” ; Eastern European Time.

Whole country is +2 GMT. It means; Istanbul is 2 hours ahead on the world time.

It would be wise to know the current local time in Istanbul before making travel plans for a cheap flight or discount hotel or making a telephone call.

World Zone Map

To make it easier;

  • it is 08:00 (8:00 a.m.) in London,
  • it is 03:00 (3:00 a.m.) in New York,
  • it is 17:00 (5:00 p.m) in Tokyo.

Days are longer during summer and shorter during winter.

Spring and summer are usually bright and sunny during daytime. Even the first months of autumn are bright.

Daylight saving time is effective between April and November and takes the time back 1 hour.

Equinox and solstices;

  • 21st of June: Longest day and shortest night.
  • 21st of December: Longest night and shortest day. 21st of December 2009: Sunrise: 07:26, Sunset: 16:39, Length of the day: 9h 13m 10s
  • 21st of March and 23rd of September: Day and night time are equal.

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