ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish prosecutors are seeking a world arrest warrant for New York Knicks middle Enes Kanter, accusing him of membership in a terror group.
Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s workplace had additionally ready an extradition request for the NBA participant.
The newspaper says prosecutors are seeking an Interpol “Purple Discover” citing Kanter’s ties to Fethullah Gulen, who’s blamed for a failed coup in 2016, and accusing him of offering monetary assist to his group. Officers on the prosecutor’s workplace couldn’t be reached for remark.
Earlier this month, Kanter refused to journey to London for a regular-season NBA recreation, saying he feared he may very well be assassinated for his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Kanter’s Turkish passport was revoked in 2017.