Dr. Mehmet Kanter, father of NBA player and Turkish government-critic Enes Kanter has been arrested in Instanbul, according to Turkish paper Hürriyet and a recent tweet from Enes.
HEY WORLD— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 2, 2017
MY DAD HAS BEEN ARRESTED
by Turkish government and the Hitler of our century
He is potentially to get tortured as thousand others
This comes days after Turkish officials issued an arrest warrant for the US-based basketball player and seeked assistance from Interpol to extradite him to Turkey.
Kanter father’s lost his job in the faculty of medicine at the University of Medeniyet in the purges following last year’s failed coup when thousands were detained and arrested and even more lost their jobs.