Türkiye continues its march to the highest of the listing of the cleanest seashores on the earth. The flag will fly on 551 seashores, 23 marinas, 14 tourism boats and 10 particular person yachts within the nation, introduced the Worldwide Blue Flag Wednesday.
The variety of Blue Flag seashores, which is growing yearly because of environmental investments, reached 551 in 2023, placing the nation third globally for its variety of Blue Flag seashores, that are additionally indicators of fresh seas.
The Blue Flag, which is among the world’s most acknowledged voluntary awards for seashores, marinas and sustainable boating tourism operators, carried out this system underneath the coordination of the Turkish Environmental Training Basis (TÜRÇEV).
This system is being carried out in 50 nations world wide. Among the many nations with the Blue Flag, Spain took first place and Greece second, whereas Italy and France adopted Türkiye in third place.
This system in Türkiye was initiated when the European Union declared 1987 because the “Yr of the Atmosphere” to guard public well being, elevate environmental consciousness and academic actions. This system was put into observe in 1993.
Inside the scope of this system, the obligatory Blue Flag standards for seashores are swimming water each 15 days through the season, monitoring the suitability of wastewater therapy vegetation, defending delicate pure areas, the provision of lifeguards and first help provides, emergency planning, amenities for the disabled, waste separation, and environmental training and data.
Company social duty, public participation and training are additionally among the many anticipated standards for marinas and tourism boats.
Vacationers are seen flying Blue Falgs at Antalya seashore, Türkiye, Might 24, 2023. (IHA Picture)
Antalya ranks 1st
Often known as the preferred vacation resort in Türkiye, Antalya is among the few cities that attracts the eye of vacationers from the Netherlands, Russia, Germany and the remainder of the world as a shocking Mediterranean metropolis yearly to expertise its marvelous seashores and year-round heat local weather.
Antalya ranks second for having the very best variety of Blue Flag-certified seashores internationally with 231 seashores, 5 marinas and 14 tourism boats.
The assembly level for golden sands, azure skies and the deep blue sea, Türkiye’s Mediterranean resort metropolis Muğla, one other vacationer hub with probably the most Blue Flag marinas, ranks second within the listing with its 110 seashores, seven marinas and 4 particular person yachts with a flying Blue Flag.
Izmir, with 63 seashores and 4 marinas, ranks third, Balıkesir ranks fourth with 46 seashores, one marina and 6 particular person yachts, and Aydın ranks fifth with 35 seashores and two marinas.
These provinces are adopted by Samsun, Çanakkale, Mersin, Kocaeli, Tekirdağ, Bartın, Kırklareli, Ordu, Bursa, Zonguldak, Istanbul, Sakarya, Düzce, Van, Edirne and Yalova, respectively.
The Blue Flag is an unique eco-label awarded by the Copenhagen-based Basis for Environmental Training (FEE).
All Blue Flags are awarded for one season at a time. If the standards should not fulfilled through the season or the circumstances change, the Blue Flag could also be withdrawn.