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Europe's Time Zones Are a Mess

Daylight saving time serves as a reminder that the Continent’s clock lines are terribly illogical.
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Reuters/Toby Melville

Is it summertime or wintertime? Since Sunday, no one in Turkey has been entirely sure.

Following a decree originating from the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s government has officially delayed the start of daylight saving by two weeks. Like the rest of Europe, the country was supposed to turn back its clocks in the early hours of Sunday, October 25. Elections coming up on November 1 prompted the move, as the government reckoned that more evening light might ensure a better turnout.