ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish prosecutors are seeking an international arrest warrant for the Enes Kanter in New York's Knicks accusing him of membership in a terrorist organization.
The Sabah newspaper says the Istanbul Procuratorate has also prepared a despatch request for the NBA player.
The newspaper says prosecutors are looking for a "Red Notice" from Interpol citing Kanter's links to Fethullah Gülen, who is blamed for a failed coup in 2016 and accused of having financially supported his group. Officials of the prosecution could not be used for comment.
Kanter responded to the report in a tweet on Wednesday.
The Turkish government can NOT provide any single evidence of my misconduct. 🤷♂️
I do not even have a parking ticket in the US. True
I've always been a law-abiding citizen. 😇 https://t.co/DxLgvFcTST[19459003-EnesKanter(@Enes_Kanter) January 16, 2019
Earlier this month, Kanter refused to travel to London for a regular NBA game because he was worried about his opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Kanter's Turkish passport was canceled in 2017.