Turkey Issues National Arrest Warrant Out To Enes Kanter

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Turkey Issues National Arrest Warrant Out To Enes Kanter

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.”

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.

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