This Sunday will be a dry day. But it’s not due to the weather. The local elections are taking place on Sunday and that means a ban on booze sales.

The whole country will be on tenterhooks as the various political parties make their last attempts to get citizens to vote for them in the local elections.

According to Turkish law alcohol may not be sold or served during the polling station opening times.

This means that your favourite watering hole as well as all shops and supermarkets will be unable to sell you booze.

Of course, this being Turkey, it doesn’t necessarily follow that all establishments will comply and they may make exceptions for any non citizens on holiday from Britain who can’t vote in any case!

Time Shift Delay Too

Most countries within Europe will spring forward for summer time in the earlu morning of Sunday 30th March, the last Sunday in the month.

However, the Turkish Republic is delaying their time change by one day due to the important local elections that are taking place on that Sunday.

It is thought that the move will save any absent minded voters missing out at the polls because of the time change.