Millions of Turks woke up to a confusing morning on Sunday as tablets, computers and smartphones had automatically altered the time even though Turkey is not to set clocks back an hour for another two weeks.
Saturday night marked the end of the daylight saving time in Europe and the United States. However, this autumn the Turkish government delayed implementing the change by two weeks because of the upcoming parliamentary election on Nov. 1.The delay will ensure that there will be daylight during the opening hours of the vote, thus making it easier and safer for the Turks to cast their votes in the early hours of the day.
Twitter was abuzz with “What time is it now?” questions on Saturday night and throughout the early hours of Sunday.
In a statement, the Information and Communications Technologies Authority (BTK) warned citizens to manually adjust the time settings on their smartphones and other electronic devices in order to avoid confusion.