Cyprus, Nicosia

Does Northern Cyprus switch to summer time?

Updated: 2 weeks ago

Yes, in Northern Cyprus, as in many other countries, there is a transition to winter time.

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Transition to Summer Time

The clocks are turned forward one hour on the night from Saturday to Sunday on the last weekend of March. In 2024, this will happen on March 31st, at 3:00 am the clocks will be turned forward to 4:00 am.

Transition to Winter Time

The clocks are turned back one hour on the night from Saturday to Sunday on the last weekend of October. In 2023, this falls on October 29th, at 4:00 am the clocks will be turned back one hour — to 3:00 am.

Frequently Asked Questions about Winter Time

Didn't Northern Cyprus abolish the time change following Turkey's example?

Indeed, this happened in 2016 after a similar move by Turkey. In 2017, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus also did not transition to winter time. However, later the authorities decided to return to the clock change.

Does the working schedule of pharmacies change during winter?

Yes, pharmacies operate differently during the winter period, although the transition to winter time for pharmacists occurs earlier. In 2023, it was on September 18th. Here is the new schedule for pharmacies in Northern Cyprus.

Does the working schedule of government organizations change during winter?

In the case of municipal structures, there are also changes in the working schedule — they do not operate the same way in summer as they do in winter. You can read more about it here.

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