Human geography

Thessaloniki woman’s death attributed to fall

A young woman who was found dead on Monday by night in Paleokastro, a suburb north of Thessaloniki, appears to have died from a fall, police said on Tuesday.

According to investigators in the northern port city, the unnamed 20-year-old seems to have been walking her dog in the vicinity of a disused mine when she tumbled at least 50 meters down a rocky slope.

Two die in Thessaloniki apartment fire

An elderly couple were found dead by firemen trying to put out a blaze that tore through their fifth-floor apartment in the northern port city of Thessaloniki on Friday.

The fire started by unknown causes shortly after 9 a.m. in the building located on the corners on Svolou and Apellou Streets in central Thessaloniki.

Aegean emergency flight to repatriate Greek citizens from Turkey Thursday

Greece will repatriate its citizens and third-country nationals with Greek residence permits from Turkey on Thursday afternoon, the country's Consulate General in Istanbul announced Wednesday.

An Aegean emergency flight will depart from Istanbul's Airport at 5.20 p.m. (Ankara time), but passengers are asked to be at the airport by 3 p.m. local time, at the latest.

Grand Bazaar closed to visitors

Istanbul's historical Grand Bazaar, one of the oldest surviving shopping centers in the world, has been completely closed to visitors as part of the measures Turkey has taken in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Until March 23, people could visit the historical venue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. only through two entrances.

Air quality in Turkey improves as people stay home

Air quality in Turkey has seen a noticeable improvement, with the vast majority of people locking themselves in their houses because of the coronavirus epidemic.

As citizens began to self-isolate, the movement of vehicles has been reduced significantly, while the use of fossil fuel has decreased greatly as many businesses have been closed.