Data created by typical weather year approaches, like typical meteorological year, are widely used in building performance analysis studies. In the literature, there are only two studies on typical weather year for Turkey. The present paper presents the generation of typical meteorological years for selected sites representing the distinct climatic zones of Turkey. The Finkelstein-Schafer statistical method was applied to analyze measured weather data which include mean, maximum and minimum daily dry-bulb temperatures, mean and maximum daily wind speeds, mean daily global solar radiation, and mean daily relative humidity. The results show that the difference between TMY and climatological averages is small for the selected sites. Monthly profiles of TMY and climatological averages are more similar for dry-bulb temperature and global solar radiation than relative humidity and wind speed. The results of this study may be used in building energy simulations, heating-cooling load calculations and solar energy studies for the selected sites. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.