New York Knicks current center Enes Kanter has been officially been in the middle of Turkish government cross-hairs. There is now an international arrest warrant, the Turkish government is calling him a member in a terror organization.
Sabah newspaper reports, Istanbul chief prosecutor’s are prepared to place an extradition request for the NBA player.
He mentioned earlier during a interview that he felt his life was at stake and mentioned the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a primary reason why he couldn’t travel. “If I’m in America, I’m safe. I feel very safe,” Kanter said. “But if I step outside of America, it will be a very dangerous situation. I’m facing lots of arrest.”
Turkish Government can NOT present any single piece of evidence of my wrongdoing. 🤷♂️
I don’t even have a parking ticket in the US 😂 (True)
I have always been a law-abiding resident. 😇 https://t.co/DxLgvFcTST
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) January 16, 2019
Right now the Red Notice is a request to locate and arrest anyone with a pending extradition. Kanter would seriously have to be handed over by the United States and for that to happen Kanter would need to be convicted of a crime prosecutable in the U.S.
The center has been quick to mention the problems he’s experiencing with his former Government.
“They’ve got a lot of spies there,” Kanter said. “I think I can get killed there easy. It would be a very ugly situation.”
Kanter has been in the NBA for 9 years and is currently averaging 14 ppg and 11 rebounds in 2 years with the New York Knicks.