Turkish school in Batumi opened without permission

Turkish school in Batumi opened without permission

Turkey opened its first state-run school in Georgia's Batumi on September 19.

Georgia’s Education Minister, Aleksander Jejelava, said his office and the Turkish Embassy in Georgia had had consultations over the school and agreed that the school would be authorized under Georgian legislation. However, he said that if the school has no construction permission, it will be in violation of the law.

Jejelava also expressed dissatisfaction that the school leadership decided not to invite Ministry officials to the opening ceremony.

“But I’m sure that in the end we will overcome this difficulty and will end up with a very good educational institution accredited under Georgian legislation,” Georgia Today cited Jejelava as saying.