Azizi Mosque

Uncertainty about plans for new mosque in Batumi

By | October 24th, 2013|Categories: Minorities, News|Tags: |

The Mosque in Khulo, Adjara. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–In the center of Batumi stands the large Ortajame Mosque. It was built in the 1860s, and Muslims gather here for Friday prayers. The problem is, there isn’t enough room for everybody inside, so many people are having to conduct their prayers outside. […]

Muslims in Batumi, Georgia apply to build one more mosque

By | September 1st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The mosque in Batumi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Muslims in Batumi have asked the central government for permission to build one more mosque in the Black Sea coastal city, as the one mosque they have is not big enough. On Friday, people gathered and conducted prayers at the a deserted plot marked […]

New mosque planned in Kakheti, eastern Georgia

By | August 23rd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A mosque is going to be built in a village in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region. Badrudin Ibragimov, Chairman of National-Cultural Autonomy of Avar in South Caucasus, told Intepressnews that at the moment, the project is acquiring all the necessary […]

More sites may be added to Georgia-Turkey monuments deal

By | April 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia and Turkey have still not reached agreement over the exact text of a treaty about protection of historic sites. Deputy foreign minister Nino Kalandadze said Monday that additional sites may be included as the talks progress. The treaty concerns […]

Planned Mosque in Batumi focus of popular unrest

By | April 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Three thousand locals massed in Batumi Saturday to protest the planned construction of a mosque honoring the historic Turkish leader Aziz. The decision to construct the mosque is part of an agreement reached by authorities in Tbilisi and the Turkish […]