Turkey follows the UTC/GMT standard timezone. That means it is 3 hours ahead of the U.S. The country ends Daylight Saving Time in 2016, so the time zone in Turkey will be UTC/GMT +3. Regardless of the time zone you choose, remember that the sun rises and sets at different times in other countries.
UTC/GMT +3 hours
When you are traveling to Turkey, it’s important to know the time in UTC/GMT +3 hours, or the Coordinated Universal Time. The difference between the two is a mere three hours, but it can still make a difference to you. Turkey is 3 hours ahead of the United Kingdom, so make sure to check the time zone difference.
Turkey follows Daylight Saving Time throughout the year and is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. Until the 30th of October 2016, this time zone was known as Eastern European Time, or UTC/GMT +2. In Turkey, all provinces observe the same time zone, so you can be sure that your clocks are running at the same time no matter where you are.
Turkey will not be changing time zones for the winter season, unlike most other countries. As a result, Turkey will remain on Summer time-DTS (East European Summer Time). However, most European countries have already switched back to standard time.
Between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM
When scheduling your meeting in Turkey, you should make sure to consider the time difference between the United States and Turkey. The time difference between these two countries is approximately nine hours, making the best time for a meeting to take place is between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. However, you can also schedule your meeting between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM in Turkey.
In Turkey, the time is set to Eastern European Time (EET) although the two aren’t identical. The former was used until 2016 and is one hour behind the latter. Turkey is one hour ahead of EET during the summer and one hour behind EET during the winter. Those two hours of difference between TRT and EET are reflected in local time.
Between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM
You might think that 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM are the same hours, but this is not true. In Turkey, time starts at 6:00 PM, but it is actually one hour later. This difference in time is also observed in Colombia. If you want to call Turkey during that time, the best time to call is between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM.