Turkish prosecutors seek arrest warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter: Report

Turkey is accusing Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, of being part of terror group.
2:01 | 01/17/19

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Transcript for Turkish prosecutors seek arrest warrant for NBA player Enes Kanter: Report
Other story right now there's actually fascinating happening. Here in new York and that involves the New York Knicks the basketball team that's not to enact rate but there in the big game in London right now wonder star players is not going to be with them. That is heiress cancer right there a center on the team and the reason is not going to be in London is because in parts of Europe. He isn't one to the. Man that's right let's go to will read ABC's correspondent covers sports politics everything in between and so will pick what is going on here. Well Brad he has cancer that the headline is that Turkey has sought an international arrest and extradition warrants they want to bring him back. To Turkey and to get into the why. Is gonna take a little bit of time because you see. Cancer has been a vocal opponent of the Turkish president herta won and his regime. And cantor has been a vocal supporter of a man named for Tula Glenn he's an ex I'll cleric. Who is now based in Pennsylvania. Who has been accused by the current Turkish government of trying to overthrow the government in a failed coup attempt. In 2016. So all of the efforts by the current Turkish government. To get to cancer. Stem from that association with -- and and that failed coup attempt but can't stop in London because he thinks and he says. That occurred of one government. Might send someone to kill him we think he's going to be assassinated if he goes to plan us basketball and he is a man without a country in 2017 Turkey revoked his passport related to all of this. And he is a permanent US resident but he doesn't have a US passport so we only can play games in the US and Canada and he fears that he if he goes anywhere. Someone from the Turkish government might come to get him he says he doesn't even go around New York a law. Own Brad wow that is an insane story happening today and its players Kanter. He's been on Capitol Hill he's been talking a lawmakers Marco Rubio Chuck Schumer everyone in between. Actually fastening we'll see what happens when the knicks get back to New York. Will rethink slot but yet.

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