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    x0x 110 BLUE FLAGS ON TURKEY S SHORES As an increasingly popular holiday destination, particularly during the summer season, Turkey is proud that the number of
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      x0x 110 BLUE FLAGS ON TURKEY'S SHORES

      As an increasingly popular holiday destination, particularly during
      the summer season, Turkey is proud that the number of its beaches and
      marinas to be granted the Blue Flag award has risen from 90 last year
      to 110 this year.

      Altogether 99 Turkish beaches and 11 marinas are now entitled to fly
      the Blue Flag. The province of Antalya, the ultimate destination for
      sea, sun and sand holidays, leads with no less than 54 flags. The
      lively city itself, its spectacular environs, and many historic
      monuments and ancient cities, attract the largest number of both
      Turkish and foreign tourists of any Turkish province.

      The Blue Flag beaches range from Konyaalti Beach in the city, to those
      at Alanya to the east and to the vast Patara Beach to the west. The
      most surprising place on the Blue Flag list is the inland city of
      Elazig, which has been awarded two flags for beaches on the shore of
      Lake Hazar.

      The Blue Flag awards are presented annually on the basis of
      evaluations by the European Foundation of Environmental Education,
      according to European Union health, safety and amenities standards for
      beaches, and environmental conservation criteria for marinas.

      The awards are an influential factor in the tourism market, since
      holidaymakers preferred destinations with Blue Flag beaches, and
      Europe's leading tour operators give priority to these destinations.

      The Blue Flag programme operates in countries which are members or
      candidates for membership of the European Union. Beaches likely to
      meet Blue Flag standards are initially selected by the Turkish
      Foundation for Environmental Education, and samples of sea water are
      analysed every fifteen days throughout the season by the ministries of
      Tourism and Health in cooperation with the foundation.

      In addition facilities such as showers, lavatories, first aid posts,
      life-saving services, and amenities for the disabled are inspected.

      This year the European selection committee awarded Blue Flags to 2038
      beaches and 708 marinas in Europe. Of the total 2746 Blue Flags
      awarded this year, 1685 went to countries located on the Northern
      Mediterranean coast, including Turkey.

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