In 2014, Turkey ranks third after Spain and Greece in number of beaches boasting prestigious eco-label. According to the 2014 list, Turkey is third, with its 383 beaches and 21 marinas awarded the blue flag, from a total of 70 countries.

Turkey eyes top place in number of Blue Flag beaches!

Turkey is aiming to be the world leader in the number of Blue Flag beaches as part of its 2023 targets to mark the 100th anniversary of the Republic, said Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Thursday. 

“Blue Flag” is an exclusive eco-label awarded by the NGO Foundation for Environmental Education, or FEE, to beaches and marinas that meet certain criteria such as water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, and safety.

“We are ranked third in the world after Spain and Greece, regarding best protected beaches,” he said at a mass inauguration ceremony of environment and infrastructure projects, worth some 500 million Turkish liras ($193 million), by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization at Ankara’s ATO Congresium.

According to the 2014 list, Turkey is third, with its 383 beaches and 21 marinas awarded the blue flag, from a total of 70 countries. Spain tops the list with 573 beaches and Greece comes in second with 407.

Source: AA

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