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Turkey asks extradition of NBA star and Erdogan critic Enes Kanter
NBA The public prosecutor's office in Istanbul has the extradition of the Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter, an outspoken critic of the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. That message in the newspaper Sabah. Kanter plays center for the New York Knicks in the American basketbalcompetitie NBA.

The 26-year-old Kanter had Erdogan recently as a “lunatic” and “maniac” is defined. He had earlier, the Turkish president is also a dictator called. The basket ball player loves Erdogan and the Turkish government is responsible for he not to London can travel for the game against the Washington Wizards on Thursday, as part of the NBA Global Games. “The Turkish government is very well known for the detection of people that the opposition offer to Erdogan,” says Kanter. “I really want my life not to risk it by to go to Europe where the long arms of Erdogan are everywhere.”

According to the newspaper Sabah, the public prosecutor also have a request in to Kanter on the so-called “Red Notice”list of Interpol. The request of the public prosecutor's office must be accepted by a court.

a Follower of Gulen

The newspaper reports that the request for extradition in connection with allegations that Kanter is a part of a terrorist organization. The NBA star is a follower of the preacher Fetullah Gulen. According to the Turkish president Erdogan is his rival Gulen behind the failed coup in July 2016. Gulen lives in exile in the US.

“I have no fear of you”, wrote Kanter today in Turkish on Twitter, where he is a Turkish mediabericht on the question of extradition, is added. His Turkish passport is in may 2017 withdrawn when he is in Europe.

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