The Ministry of Labour and Social Security has announced that working hours in the private sector have been altered and that business opening time will be 08.30 starting from Monday, December 5th.
Public office work hours and school hours have also been changed to begin a half hour later in winter at 08.30.
The decision came after President Mustafa Akinci called for an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Friday following a tragic traffic accident in which a lorry collided with a school bus last Tuesday morning. The accident claimed the lives of two teenage schoolgirls and the bus driver.
The accident was attributed to poor light conditions.