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.

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.

Police seize 1.18 tons of cocaine from Caribbean smuggling ring

The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Saturday announced the breakup of an international racket believed to have been smuggling large quantities of cocaine into Europe and northwest Africa from the Caribbean nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines after seizing 1.18 tons of the drug from rented apartments in the region of Aetolia-Akarnania.

Booze racket smashed in Attica

Police in Attica said on Thursday that they have broken a racket that had been manufacturing adulterated alcohol and selling it across the country, with an estimated turnover of 500,000 euros in just six months.
Nine suspected members of the racket were arrested while another six are being sought.

Attica burglary racket broken up by police

Six suspected member of a burglary racket believed to be behind at least 22 break-ins and thefts in northeastern Attica faced an Athens prosecutor on Monday on multiple theft charges.
The racket's loot is believed to be worth in excess of 328,000 euros.
The six suspects were arrested following a police sweep in the areas of Zefyri and Ano Liosia last Friday.