The Turkish government issued an arrest warrant for Thunder center Enes Kanter, accusing him of being a member of a terror group, according to The Daily Sabah, a pro-government Turkish newspaper.
FOX23 reported over the weekend that Kanter was detained at a Romanian airport because his passport was cancelled by Turkey. Kanter documented the experience on Twitter.
I'm being held at Romanian airport by Police!! pic.twitter.com/uYZMBqKx54— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) May 20, 2017
Kanter has been a longtime critic of controversial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and is a vocal supporter of Muslim spiritual leader Fethullah Gulen, a man President Erdogan blamed for a coup attempt last year.
After the news of the warrant broke Friday, Kanter tweeted "Stand For What You Believe!"
Stand For What You Believe!— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) May 26, 2017
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