Organized crime

Man gunned down in northern Athens

A man was shot dead by unknown assailants in the northern suburb of Vrilissia on Wednesday afternoon, which authorities have described as the latest victim in a turf war for "supremacy at night" between rival gangs.

The victim was reportedly sprayed with bullets by occupants of a car while walking near his house in shortly after 3.30 p.m. 

Bulgaria: The Detained Deputy Minister of Ecology Remains in Custody

The specialized criminal court has left in custody the Deputy Minister of Ecology Krassimir Zhivkov and four other people accused of being an organized criminal group for importing waste, BNT reports. According to media reports, one of them is the businessman Atanas Bobokov. The decision is subject to appeal within 3 days. One of the accused was placed under house arrest.

Rouvikonas founder linked to murder

One of the founding members of the Rouvikonas anti-establishment group, Giorgos Kalaitzidis, was charged on Tuesday with morally instigating the murder of a 36-year-old Egyptian man, an alleged drug dealer, in the Athens district of Exarchia in June 2016.

He was summoned by an investigative magistrate to appear in court on Friday.

Turkey training Kenya police to fight crime, terrorism

Turkey's state aid agency kicked off a training program for Kenyan police on Feb. 24 in a bid to modernize and improve Kenya's law enforcement agencies.

The training by the Turkish police started in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, with the coordination of the Directorate General of Security and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA).