OKC Thunder Center Enes Kanter Says Dad Arrested In Turkey


Friday, June 2nd 2017, 12:35 pm
By: News On 6


Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter says his father has been arrested in his native Turkey.

Kanter tweeted the news Friday morning.


Last month, Enes Kanter was held by police at a Romania airport and had his Turkish passport canceled.  He eventually was released and made it back to the U.S. 

5/26/2017 Related Story: Report: Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant For Enes Kanter, Claims He Is Part Of "Terrorist Group"

Kanter has been an outspoken critic of Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kanter wants to become an American citizen and can do so after being a permanent resident in the U.S. for five years or three years if he marries a U.S. citizen.

He currently holds a green card which will allow him to travel to Canada for NBA games without a passport.


Last month, Enes Kanter was held by police at a Romania airport and had his Turkish passport canceled.  He eventually was released and made it back to the U.S. 

5/26/2017 Related Story: Report: Turkey Issues Arrest Warrant For Enes Kanter, Claims He Is Part Of "Terrorist Group"

Kanter has been an outspoken critic of Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kanter wants to become an American citizen and can do so after being a permanent resident in the U.S. for five years or three years if he marries a U.S. citizen.

He currently holds a green card which will allow him to travel to Canada for NBA games without a passport.

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Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter says his father has been arrested in his native Turkey. Kanter tweeted the news Friday morning. 

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