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Europe on the Edge

Part 2: Georgia - Boom town on the Black Sea

The seaside resort of Batumi is experiencing an unprecedented boom. Since the border to Turkey has been opened, increasing numbers of tourists are arriving - day and night.

On Batumi's waterfront promenade, billions are currently being invested in hotels, night clubs and casinos. That attracts visitors from the entire region, from Armenia, Iran and Azerbaijan. But most of the male tourists come from Turkey to experience in Georgia what is forbidden to them at home. The resort and the Turkish consul general are facing a very new challenge.

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