Ernes Kanter is once again a target of the Turkish
government as they seek to sentence him to four years in prison
Kantar was arrested in May in a Romanian airport after
having his passport canceled by the Turkish government. Kanter was able to
return home to New York thanks to The Department of homeland security and NBA
Earlier this June Kanters father was also arrested in response to his political
views against President Recep Tayyip
Erdogan of turkey.
Ernes Kanter has been critical of President Erodogan calling the president “the
Hitler of our Century as well as a
vocal support for Fethullah Gulen, an exiled Islamic cleric who orchestrated a failed coup
attempt in 2016 against Erdogan
Kanter and his family have both disowned each
other over their opposing political views, Kanter even went as far to say that
he would sacrifice his “mother, father ,and his whole family for gulen’s sake” to show how strongly he opposes Erdogan. Its
been a year since the family has last spoken.
Being a highly profiled athlete from turkey an
Istanbul-based prosecutor pointed to the 25-year-old’s social media account as
evidence to issue an arrest warrant for supporting Fethulla Gulen.
The chances of Kanter being Extradited are not