As every year in European Union (EU) countries, in the last week of March this year, the clocks will be advanced one hour at night connecting Saturday to Sunday, and thus summer time will be implemented.

Turkey ended the summer and winter time change, which it has been continuing since 1972 without exception, as of October 2016. In Turkey, summer time is always applied.

In the world, there are countries like Turkey that have adopted the summer time application, and the number of countries that maintain the old summer-winter time application is also quite high. The summer-winter time application is mostly used by European and North American countries, which we can call Western countries.

The practice has been the subject of discussion in recent years, especially in European Union countries. In March 2018, the European Parliament voted not to move the clocks forward or backward in European Union countries from 2021. The amendment proposed by the European Commission in 2017 was accepted by voting at the general assembly. However, the final word on this issue is left to the parliaments of the member states.

Less than 40 percent of countries around the world maintain summer and winter time each year. On the other hand, more than 100 countries including Turkey have tried this application at least once in the past, but currently use the fixed clock application.

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