Rabati Castle

Uncertainty remains about restoration of Rabati castle

By | April 7th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

From the reopening of Rabati castle in August, 2012. (President’s photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Friday a round table discussion was held about the rehabilitation of historic Rabati castle in the south of Georgia, but it ended without agreement. Representatives of the Culture Ministry, arts experts, archeologists, clerics, as well as the Secretary […]

Turkey confirms Rabati castle agreement

By | April 5th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Rabati castle in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. (Ministry of Culture.) Turkey’s ambassador to Georgia confirms that experts from Turkey have visited Rabati castle and requested certain ‘changes and improvements’ for the complex. Two days ago, a spokesperson for President Mikheil Saakashvili presented a draft of an agreement […]

Saakashvili: ‘Government plans drastic changes at historic castle’

By | April 3rd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

President Mikheil Saakashvili at the reopening of Rabati Castle in August 2012. (Official photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–President Mikheil Saakashvili claims that the Ivanishvili government plans to make a deal with Turkey about removing Christian symbols from the historic Rabati Castle, but the Ministry of Culture claims Rabati won’t be destroyed in any of case. […]