Current time in Turkey


2:27 p.m.
March 25, 2023

Local time in Turkey

The time in Turkey is 3 hours ahead of UTC and 2 hours ahead of Amsterdam. The timezone in Turkey is Turkey Time (TRT). Turkey is not using Daylight Saving Time (DST) but used to in the past. The last DST transition was in 2016.

Details for the time in Turkey

Current time
2:27 p.m.
Time zone Turkey Time (TRT)
IANA time zone Europe/Istanbul
Your time difference 2 hours ahead of Amsterdam
UTC time difference UTC+3
3 hours ahead of UTC

Turkey Daylight Saving Time (DST)

Turkey is not using Daylight Saving Time.


Turkey uses Eastern European Time EET and Eastern European Summer Time EEST. EET is UTC +0200 and EEST is UTC +0300. Turkey is big for a European country. The East of the country is close to 45° E and the longitude of Turkey’s western border is 26° E. Therefore UTC +0200 is a suitable time zone for Turkey. However he sun rises early in the east of Turkey.

Important cities in Turkey

The current time in some important cities in Turkey is shown below.

Time in Turkey