What is the time zone of Turkey?

Turkey is in the Turkey Time zone. All places including the capital Istanbul have the same time, there are no exceptions. The country is not observing daylight savings so clock remains the same throughout the year.

  • Turkey Time (TRT): +3:00 UTC (ahead)
turkey time zone map
middle east time zone map
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Travel to neighboring provinces and countries

These are the times differences if you travel outside the country.

To Bulgaria: You will enter the Iran Time zone, which is -1 hour (behind)

To Greece: You will enter the Eastern European Time zone, which is -1 hour (behind)

To Russia: You will enter the Moscow Standard Time zone, but there is no time difference.

Turkey Daylight Savings Time (DST)

There are no daylight savings changes.

Other Middle Eastern countries

You can check out information and maps of other Middle Eastern countries by clicking on the below links.

Eastern European Time & Israel Time Arabia Standard Time & Turkey Time Iran Standard Time Gulf Standard Time
Cyprus Bahrain Iran Oman
Egypt * Iraq United Arab Emirates
Israel Kuwait Abu Dhabi
Jordan Qatar Ajman
Lebanon Saudi Arabia Dubai
State of Palestine Turkey Fujairah
Syria Yemen Ras Al Khaimah
Umm Al Quwain
* no daylight savings