Ball games

Şırnak to host first international tennis cup

With the participation of some 150 athletes from 15 countries, the eastern province of Şırnak, once associated with terror, is now preparing to host its first international tennis tournament, the country's sports and youth minister has said.

"The noise of the tennis rackets will echo on the foot of Mount Cudi," Mehmet Kasapoğlu told the Daily Milliyet.

Bulgaria Hosting European Pétanque Championship

France's Ambassador to Bulgaria on Saturday officially kicked off the European Championship Pétanque Men 2015 taking place in the Black Sea resort of Albena until Sunday.

Teams from France, Belgium, Spain and Italy - the best on the continent- will compete in this year's European tournament alongside professionals and amateurs from 36 countries.