Turkish NBA player ENES Kanter stated that he was detained at the airport in Romania on Saturday in connection with the cancellation of the passports of the Turkish Embassy.
The representative of the Romanian border police confirmed that Kanter was detained, but said the basketball player was not arrested and were free to move around the airport before he boarded a flight to London. He arrived on Sunday in new York, according to his verified Twitter account.
Kanter, who on Saturday was 25 years old, said that Ankara cancelled passport because of his political views and that it meets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Talking about tweets Cantera, Turkish state media "Anadolu" reported that Kanter is a supporter of the cleric Fethullah gц?len, an opponent of Erdogan, who now lives in Pennsylvania. In the report, "Anadolu" was not a comment from the Turkish government.
Erdogan recently visited Washington, where he met with U.S. President Donald trump. During his visit to the United States, outside the Turkish Embassy violence broke out and 9 people were hospitalized. "(Erdogan) is a bad, bad man," says Kanter on video. "He is a dictator and the Hitler of our century." Kanter later tweeted that he was fine, and he will speak with the media in new York.
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