25 Aralık 2017 Pazartesi
Georgian Cheap Gas Tourism
türkçe links to original Turkish article
(Sözcü Newspaper, 25 December 2017)
Raise up the tire to fill the tank to the last possible drop.
The people of Turkey's Ardahan province have found the solution to
the problem of ever-increasing gas prices in neighboring Georgia.
Whereas in Turkey the price for gas is 5.66 TL per liter (about $6 per
gallon, 2/3 of which is tax!), in Georgia gas goes for 3.8 TL per liter.
Since visas have been eliminated between Turkey and Georgia,
Turks can enter Georgia for a 15 TL fee and fill up their tanks with
Mustafa Gülen (no relation - one hopes!- to FETÖ chief Fethullah
Gülen), who lives in Ardahan's Posof district, 14 kilometers from
Georgia, says he has bought his gas in Georgia for years, noting
that "it only costs 15 TL to enter Georgia and we can fill up our
gas tanks and buy goods that are cheaper there than here."