President lauds Bekatorou for ‘breaking the silence’

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (r) received veteran Olympian Sofia Bekatorou (l) at the Presidential Mansion Monday, after the sailing champion last week revealed that she had been sexually abused by a federation official in 1998. Sakellaropoulou expressed her support to Bekatorou for "breaking the silence" in Greece regarding the sexual abuse of women.

Helicopter’s tail hits lighting pole in Istanbul

A gendarme helicopter's tail hit a lighting pole when it was trying to get into a parking position at an Istanbul airport on Dec. 31. 

The accident took place at the Sabiha Gökçen Airport and police, fire brigades, and health professionals were dispatched to the scene following the accident.

There was no disruption in airport traffic due to the accident.