Five days before the election – what not to miss on September 27th

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“Can not dare” – Irakli Kobakhidze on the arrival of Mikheil Saakashvili

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“He will not dare to do that” – This is how Irakli Kobakhidze, the chairman of the Georgian Dream, responded to the statement of the former President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, that he will return to Georgia for the elections: “He has neither the knowledge nor the resources to do so.” – says Irakli Kobakhidze.

In his words, to Mikheil Saakashvili “It will not be difficult to find reasons and excuses”, However “He can blame a lot of things.”

Irakli Kobakhidze also responded to the leader of the party “For Georgia” Giorgi Gakharia yesterday. Gakharia said the day before about Bidzina Ivanishvili that he did not justify the trust of him and the citizens of Georgia.

In response to this, Irakli Kobakhidze said that he was an ex-premier “It landed on the moral bottom.”

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Epidemiological situation in Georgia

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Amiran Gamkrelidze, head of the Center for Disease Control and Public Health, said that the brigades should become even more mobile within the next 90 days. He said the main concern of the healthcare system now should be to intensify the vaccination process.

According to Gamkrelidze, the amplifier or so-called Discussions on booster doses will begin after more than 40 percent of the population in the country is vaccinated.

He also spoke about the need to wear pirbades and said that pirbades are worn by only 43% of the population in the country, which has a negative impact on the epidemiological picture.

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The first results from the German elections

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According to exit polls, Angela Merkel’s “Christian Democratic” party and its main rival “Social Democrats” are running with equal results.

According to the exit polls of the Public Broadcaster, ARD, the “Social Democrats” have 25.5%, while the “Christian Democrats” have 24.5%. The “Green Party” took the third place with the same results.

This figure is quite low for Merkel’s party, which still had 40% support a year ago.

As Social-Democratic Party Secretary General Lars Klingbain said, his party has a mandate to form a government. The German electoral system facilitates the formation of coalition governments. But since World War II, the winning party has never had less than 31%.

Up to 60.4 million people had the opportunity to vote. This election will end Angela Merkel’s 16-year term as Chancellor of Germany.

Stay tuned for news On the Radio Liberty news page.

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Erdogan hints he is considering purchasing more S-400 air defense systems from Russia

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has indicated he is considering purchasing more air defense missile systems from Russia.

NATO member Turkey has been expelled from the F-35 program of state-of-the-art fighter jets, and sanctions have been imposed on Turkish Defense Ministry officials after Ankara bought S-400 air defense systems from Russia in 2019.

The United States says the use of Russian systems in NATO will pose a threat to F-35s. For its part, Turkey says the S-400 systems can be used independently, without integration into NATO systems.

Erdogan told US television channel CBS that Turkey would not be allowed to purchase American Patriot missiles as an alternative. He also complained that the US did not supply him with F-35 fighter jets, although Turkey paid $ 1.4 billion.

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The Taliban has called on international airlines to resume flights to Afghanistan

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Taliban officials have called on international airlines to resume flights to Afghanistan. They say the problems at the Afghan airport have been resolved.

The statement was made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 26 September. The new leadership of Afghanistan is trying to open the country and gain international recognition.

Last month, when Taliban fighters invaded the capital Kabul, they established de facto control over Ashraf Ghani International Airport.

The airport, which was damaged during a US-led chaotic evacuation, has reopened with the help of Qatari and Turkish technical teams.

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“Turn on suddenly” – how SUS decides who to listen to

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The files, most likely leaked by the State Security Service, in addition to pointing to possible crimes or illegal wiretaps, describe the listeners’ behavior – in what cases, how and why they start listening.

The files describe the personal conversations of dozens of people. From the content it is possible to determine who was being listened to constantly. Documents released by an unnamed source on September 12 also state how easy it is to “engage in a hearing” and that a court permit is not required at all.

If the leaked files are authentic, for example, according to a recording dated March 14, 2020, they were listening to the incumbent MP, Tina Bokuchava. The report includes a conversation between him and the clergyman – Archpriest Father Davit Sharashenidze, in which Tina Bokuchava asks the clergyman if they can talk about the issue on which they want advice from the deacon’s house. After the listeners learn that Bokuchava and the cleric will most likely have to talk about political issues, the dean is included in the list of listeners.

Read more In the article of Gela Bochikashvili.

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Dozens of streets were flooded in Batumi on September 22 during heavy rains. The floods affected more than 100 families. Homes, shops and cars were flooded. Batumi City Hall connects the flooding of the city with natural disasters. Part of the affected Batumi residents say that the floods have become more frequent after the roads were paved several years ago and the drainage system was replaced.

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