Friday, March 25, 2011

Official Flexibility

I've often joked about how rules in Turkey are flexible and I've shared with you how I once got out of a parking ticket; but this takes the cake:

"Due to the university exam that will be held on Sunday, March 27, daylight saving time throughout Turkey will begin one day later than the other European countries, i.e. the clocks will be set ahead at 3.00 a.m. the night of Sunday, March 27 to Monday, March 28."

I share this with you somewhat reluctantly, as it is becoming more and more embarrassing these days to tell people I live in Turkey -- between the Blogspot/Blogger ban and this ... I shall say no more.


  1. I don't know if it is still in place or not, but, when I was living in Turkey we used to say "all the rules that are there to be overruled" :) Now, in Canada for the last 11 years, I learned "all the rules are to be obeyed". By the way, I completely agree with you about blog banning issue :( It is sad, really sad. I wonder what the future holds for my original country?

  2. I'm always seeing these $1, $5 and $10 cheap tickets advertised, but does anyone know if these are real or just to get attention?