Turkey ‘seeks arrest’ of basketball star

Fresh York Knicks' Enes Kanter ratings in a match towards Golden Bid Warriors. Picture: 8 January 2019Image copyright

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Enes Kanter joined the Fresh York Knicks in September 2017

Turkish prosecutors possess issued a world arrest warrant for Fresh York Knicks basketball participant Enes Kanter, Turkish media represent.

They reportedly accuse Mr Kanter, a 26-twelve months-veteran centre at the NBA membership, of having hyperlinks with armed groups said to be within the back of the 2016 failed coup.

The athlete, who describes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “dictator”, denies the allegations.

His Turkish passport used to be cancelled in 2017. He holds a US inexperienced card.

Earlier this month, Mr Kanter said he would now no longer toddle to London for his membership’s NBA sport on 17 January on story of fears over Turkish spies.

“There is a gigantic ****** that I will fetch killed accessible,” he said.

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In a Facebook put up on Wednesday, Mr Kanter wrote that the “Turkish authorities can now no longer prove any single portion of proof of my wrongdoing”.

“I build now no longer in fact possess a parking sign within the US. I basically possess at all times been a law-abiding resident,” he added.

Mr Kanter’s US inexperienced card enables him to are residing and work in The United States on a eternal foundation.

An arrest warrant used to be issued for his father, Mehmet, in June 2018 after the university professor used to be accused of contacting members of a banned organisation.

Extra than 50,000 other folks were imprisoned all the plan thru Turkey in a gigantic crackdown by the authorities, following the failed coup.

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