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Lone House is Finally Demolished at Istanbul Construction Site

A lone house is seen at the construction site of an urban transformation project in Fikirtepe, a neighborhood in the Asian part of Istanbul, on Aug. 14. MURAD SEZER / Reuters

Demolition began Thursday on the lone house that sat in the middle of a construction site in Istanbul, after its owners finally reached an agreement with the construction firm. The construction site had been at a standstill for months as the owners refused to allow the demolition of the house.

Image: An excavator demolishes a lone house at the construction site of an urban transformation project in Fikirtepe
An excavator demolishes the "Lone House" on Thursday. MURAD SEZER / Reuters