Ernes Kanter is once again a target of the Turkishgovernment as they seek to sentence him to four years in prison Kantar was arrested in May in a Romanian airport afterhaving his passport canceled by the Turkish government. Kanter was able toreturn home to New York thanks to The Department of homeland security and NBAOfficials.
Earlier this June Kanters father was also arrested in response to his politicalviews against President Recep TayyipErdogan of turkey. Ernes Kanter has been critical of President Erodogan calling the president “theHitler of our Century as well as avocal support for Fethullah Gulen, an exiled Islamic cleric who orchestrated a failed coupattempt in 2016 against Erdogan Kanter and his family have both disowned eachother over their opposing political views, Kanter even went as far to say thathe would sacrifice his “mother, father ,and his whole family for gulen’s sake” to show how strongly he opposes Erdogan. Itsbeen a year since the family has last spoken.
Being a highly profiled athlete from turkey anIstanbul-based prosecutor pointed to the 25-year-old’s social media account asevidence to issue an arrest warrant for supporting Fethulla Gulen. The chances of Kanter being Extradited are notlikely.