Turtle Lake

Tbilisi’s Turtle Lake ropeway will reopen in September

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A ropeway connecting the biggest park in Tbilisi with a recreational lake in the hills above will reopen in September after having been closed for seven years. Spokesperson for Tbilisi Transport Company (TTC) Gvantsa Potskhveria told DFWatch […]

Family of Turtle Lake murder victim claims UNM member did it

By | March 29th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The victim owned property at Turtle Lake, a popular lake resort right outside Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A businessman who accused the National Movement government of seizing his property at Turtle Lake was shot to death Saturday morning. Besik Khardziani was hit by several gunshots, also to his head, near his house in Tbilisi. He was taken to hospital […]

Protesters demand halt in construction work at Turtle Lake

By | August 5th, 2013|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: |

Demonstrators want to preserve the area as a recreational zone. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A rally was held on Sunday to protest the planned construction of a new restaurant at Turtle Lake in Tbilisi. Demonstrators say it will destroy a recreation zone. The demonstrations started in late July, when there was first put up a sign […]

Petition to stop new restaurant in Tbilisi recreational zone

By | August 4th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

Turtle Lake near Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–More than 1500 Georgians have signed a petition demanding a stop in the cutting of trees in a recreation zone in the hills above the capital. The land plot was illegally sold by Tbilisi City Hall to a politician so he could build a restaurant to be used […]