The hashtag #saatkac (“what’s the time”) is trending among Twitter users in the country.

The government has done this before for national elections and university entrance exams, in each case delaying the clock changes by one day. This year, however, Turkey has asked citizens to wait 14 days before turning their clocks back.

For the next two weeks, then, the country is on “Erdogan Time,” a national joke and a nod to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s paternalistic reputation.

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