The National Blue Flag Award Ceremony organized by TÜRÇEV was held this year at Çeşme Ilıca Public Beach. Speaking at the ceremony, Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “52 Mavi, which is the sign of clean, safe and equipped beaches. Bayraklı The beach and its hygienic standards are determined, and the İzmir Çemberli facilities are immaculate in Izmir pandemic days. ”
Turkey Environment Education Foundation (TÜRÇEV) organized every year by the National Blue Flag Award Ceremony this year, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and the Municipality was held in Çeşme Spa Cesme hosted by Public Beach. Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer said, “Today, we are happy to have a blue flag on Ilıca Beach, the Ilıca Beach Café to be included in the orange circle, that is, Ilıca Beach has a double certificate. We call it Izmir time to swim fully, sunbathe and spend a pleasant holiday. 52 Blue, a sign of clean, safe and equipped beaches Bayraklı The beach is clean with its orange-circle businesses, where hygiene standards are set, also in Izmir pandemic days. ”
“Blue Flag is an international environmental award”
With the work carried out by the Blue Flag Coordination Unit established by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, this year, for the first time, the blue bayraklı One of the five public beaches that will start to serve as a private beach, Çeşme Ilıca Beach raised the blue flag with high level participation today. Speaking at the ceremony, Mayor Soyer said, “It is of particular importance that Ilıca Public Beach receives this award for the first time and that this ceremony is held in Ilıca, besides 12 private facilities out of 13 blue flag award-winning sample points. kazanhe's eating. The Blue Flag Program, implemented in 50 countries of the world, is a very important international environmental award given to beaches and marinas in the tourism sector. The Blue Flag internationally confirms the cleanliness of sea water, the importance given to environmental management, and the hygiene and reliability of beaches or marinas. In this period when we are experiencing a global pandemic, the blue flag application is a very important tourism communication feature for domestic and foreign tourists. Because for a beach to receive a Blue Flag, it must have successfully met many criteria. For this reason, special studies are carried out in cities, the facilities of sewage and treatment facilities are improved, comprehensive studies are carried out to prevent all kinds of dirty currents reaching the sea from the land and pollution from the sea to the shore.
"First time in Turkey was founded in a municipality"
Within the scope of the 2020 awards announced by TÜRÇEV, Soyer 10 Blue in 52 districts in Izmir Bayraklı “Our country ranks third after Spain and Greece in the number of awarded beaches. Our aim in Izmir, blue bayraklı To move our country higher on the world scale by increasing the number of beaches. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Blue Bayraklı In order to ensure the coordination of public beaches and increase the number of public beaches in İzmir, the Blue Flag Coordination Unit has been established. Turkey for the first time within the framework of the work undertaken since the November 2019 this unit was established in a municipality, Blue in Izmir Bayraklı We succeeded in increasing the number of public beaches. With the coordination support of our unit, five more public beaches in Izmir this year are Blue Flag. kazanwas. Thus, for the first time this summer, Çeşme Ilıca Public Beach, Güzelbahçe 2nd Port Public Beach, TCDD Urla Education and Recreation Facilities, Urla Blue Beach and Urla Çamlıçay Public Beach, blue bayraklı will start to serve as. "
“Now we say Izmir time”
Emphasizing that the coronavirus epidemic has changed the priorities of tourists in their holiday preferences, Soyer said, “While the pre-Pandemic beauty of a tourism region, the facilities of the tourism facility or the services it offers were the reason for preference, the health conditions and hygiene conditions of the sea, the facility and the food and beverage establishments of the destination, the priority of the tourists. started to be. For these reasons, we accelerated our work with all our stakeholders in the city to make İzmir a reliable tourism region. We have established a Tourism Hygiene Board. This Board has determined the standards to be applied in the enterprises in İzmir within the framework of national hygiene standards set by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which are applied worldwide. In order to make İzmir and its districts a place where all tourists from Turkey and abroad can come safely, we started the Orange Circle application, the first attempt in our country to set a hygiene standard at the local level. The Orange Circle certificate is becoming widespread every day in many places such as hotels, restaurants, historical Kemeraltı bazaar in Izmir. In summary, we aim to make our city a global tourism destination with all our tourism stakeholders in İzmir. We are now talking about Izmir time for swimming, sunbathing and having a pleasant holiday. ”
“We aim for world first place”
Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said, “Tourism is perhaps the biggest challenge in the world in terms of both economic and public perception and determination. It is very important to raise the standards that everyone accepts in this struggle and document your success internationally. The blue flag is also a serious indicator in this sense. As Turkey, we increased the number of blue flag third in the world in 2008 2015 and 2016 we set up a second, "he said. Ersoy said that they are trying to be the first in the world in the blue flag and stated that they will fulfill their responsibilities as a ministry.
Izmir is Turkey's pupil
İzmir Governor Yavuz Selim Köşger said, “The advanced and developed countries are the countries that reconstruct every square centimeter of their homeland and employ the ideal of the country without marginalizing each individual. We each square centimeter of our country, especially to a city zoning became Turkey's Izmir pupil as always we will do good work together, "he said.
TÜRÇEV President Rıza Tevfik Epikmen said, “This year we experienced something very good. Established a Blue Flag Unit within a metropolitan municipality. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer employs 50 lifeguards and bayraklı enabled them to start working on their beaches. Antalya Metropolitan Municipality did the same work. I hope all metropolitan municipalities establish a Blue Flag Unit within their structures. Today we are hoisting the blue flag symbolically. This year the blue flag will also be sent on behalf of all 486 beaches and 22 marinas in Turkey. Again, as a result of great efforts, we increased the number of our flags and our third place in the world continues ”.
“Our seas kazantest”
Fountain Mayor Ekrem rate Muammar The National Real Estate from renting municipal agency Ilica Beach last year they offer free services to people with businesses Misc best public beaches of Turkey said that the selection of the happy.
CHP Deputy Chairman Tuncay Özkan said, “The blue flags are always our seas. kazantest. The Republic of Turkey is a great country, the thing that will develop this country is the place where Mustafa Kemal Atatürk gave birth to the sun, the thing that illuminates Çeşme, İzmir and Turkey.
Thank you plaques were awarded
Before the Blue Flag was withdrawn, Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy gave a plaque of appreciation to İzmir Governor Yavuz Salim Köşger, Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer and Çeşme Mayor Muammer Ekrem Oran. Throughout the ceremony, the coast guard boat symbolically waved 10 blue flags at sea. 4-year-old Doğa Deniz Karataş gave a symbolic blue flag from the security boat to the Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy on the shore of the sea.