Turkey to Build Military Airfield in Georgia

TBILISI (Russia Journal Daily)–Turkey will construct a military airfield in the Georgian city of Marneuli–located in the eastern part of the country. The facility–which will be equipped with day and night vision systems–will take nearly two years for full implementation. A corresponding agreement was achieved during an official visit of Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili to Turkey.

Georgian Defense Minister Gela Bezhuashvili told Imedi television that the sides had agreed on implementing two more projects with Turkey’s participation. According to the minister–Turkey will train servicemen of the Georgian Defense Ministry’s Kodzhori special battalion of the 11th brigade–as well as create a military facility for special training.

As reported earlier–Turkey has already invested $6 million in upgrading a Georgian military base in Vaziani–where Russian military men were deployed earlier.


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