Batumi residents promise to destroy the mosque with bulldozers
Residents of the Georgian city of Batumi, where the Turkish authorities are planning to build a mosque, are threatening to destroy it, PanARMENIAN.Net reported.
"We are not against the restoration of any mosque located in Adjara or in another part of Georgia, but we're strongly opposed the construction of new mosques. We, residents of Batumi, promise that if a mosque is built - we'll destroy it with bulldozers", the leader of the movement "Serve Georgia" said.
On the eve, it became known that the Georgian monuments in Turkey will be restored with the participation of Georgian specialists, Day.Az reported.
It is reported that an agreement on this issue was reached during the official visit of the Minister of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia Nikoloz Rurua to Ankara. He met with his Turkish counterpart Ertugrul Gunay and agreed on the co-operation in culture.
In turn, Minister of Culture of Turkey Ertushul Guney said that in response to the restoration of churches Oshki and Ishkhani the Georgian side will provide territory for the construction of a mosque Azizei. In addition, Georgian builders will restore complex of Ahmed in Akhaltsikh.