Small illegal building on Mykonos beach demolished

Authorities on the island of Mykonos, southern Greece, demolished on Thursday a small structure built illegally on a beach on the northern coast. 

The building, a small square cement structure with a window door, surrounded by a reed fence, was located on Mersini beach. It had been recorded as illegal and issued a demolition order since 2016, but no action had been taken. 

Rainfall jams Istanbul traffic, density at 71 pct

Due to the heavy rainfall that started in the morning hours of May 17 and accidents that have occurred at some points of the city, traffic was jammed once again in Istanbul.

Citizens leaving their homes to go to work and school were stuck in heavy traffic. The traffic congestion occurred in both directions on Kadıköy D-100 Highway.

Holy Fire to arrive on Saturday from Jerusalem

The Holy Fire, flown to Greece each year from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, is set to arrive on a special Aegean Airlines flight on Saturday evening, in time for Easter midnight mass.

Accompanying the Holy Fire on the Aegean aircraft will be a small diplomatic mission and the plane is expected to land at Athens international airport at approximately 6 p.m.