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Population of Batumi against naming a street after a Turkish businessman2010-05-21 17:06
Residents of Batumi are irritated with one of the streets of the city named after Nurettin Charmiklin, the designer of Sheraton hotel - RosBalt, citing to Georgian mass media.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Previously President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, said that man was the first to believe in Georgia and to create a beacon of development and democracy here.
Talking about the businessman, the President noticed "in childhood in Georgia he [Charmeklin] saw only Soviet projectors". "Now this border is open, but when we first entered this hotel, on behalf of the government of independent Georgia I gave Nurettin Charmeklin a rusty projector," Saakashvili said.
The Georgian leader reminded about the relatively new tradition to name streets after prominent living people, and drew George Bush-jr, the ex-President of the USA, as an example.