The opposition mayor of Istanbul Ekrem İmamoğlu on Sunday condemned a decision by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources to implement street light savings, saying the move ignored security concerns. İmamoğlu took ot Twitter to protest the ministry’s plan to turn streetlights off 30 minutes earlier in the morning and on 15 minutes later in the evening. “Due to (Turkey’s) fixed clock application, the day begins in pitch darkness anyway,’’ the mayor of Turkey’s most populous city of 16 million said, pointing out that citizens will be relegated to 45 minutes of darkness with the new practice. “This means that (the government) does not care about the security and other problems this practice will cause,’’ the main opposition Republican People’s Party mayor added. İmamoğlu cited CHP deputy chairman Ahmet Akın, who says that he Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has sent a memorandum to distribution companies across the country regarding the street light savings practice, Yeniçağ newspaper reported. Turkey in March of 2016 moved to permanently remain in Daylight Saving Time (DST), making DST the new norm for the nation.