Turkey third in world with 397 blue flagged beaches

Turkey has been chosen third in the world in 2014 with its 397 blue-flagged beaches, according to the Chamber of Shipping’s (DTO) İzmir Branch.

In 2012, the number of blue-flagged beaches in Turkey was 355, marinas 19 and yachts 13, while in 2013 the number of blue-flagged beaches numbered 383, marinas 21 and yachts 13.

Troicki beaten by Verdasco in Gstaad quarterfinal

GASTAAD - Serbian tennis player Viktor Troicki failed to qualify for the Gstaad ATP semifinal as he was beaten in the quarterfinal match by Spain's Fernando Verdasco, 6-4, 6-7 (7-9), 6-1.

Troicki fiercely opposed the Spanish player as the match's expected winner, currently ranked 38th on the ATP list, and nearly managed to beat him.

ForMin: Presence of Romanian in Air Algerie crashed airliner unconfirmed, information contradictory

The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) mentions that the presence of a Romanian citizen in the airliner of Air Algerie crashed on Thursday could not be confirmed so far; information on the number of passengers and of their citizenships is contradictory, the ministry states in a release to AGERPRES.

Codrin Scutaru says vilification of Romanian community in Spain must be firmly discouraged by both states' authorities

Secretary of State with the Labour Ministry Codrin Scutaru on Friday said that the gestures by some xenophobe groups of vilifying the Romanian community in Spain must be firmly discouraged by the Romanian and Spanish authorities.

Bulgaria's Sunny Beach – Cheapest EU Tourist Destination for Brits

Bulgaria and Spain's Costa del Sol are the best holiday destinations for British tourists, the study of British website Post Office Travel Money shows.

According to the survey, British families can get more food, drinks and beach accessories for less money on the beaches of Spain and Bulgaria compared to the rest of the European resorts.