The father of NBA player and outspoken critic of Turkish President Erdoğan Enes Kanter has been released from custody of authorities after his initial arrest on June 2nd as reported by local media and AFP.
A court in the northwestern province of Tekirdag released Dr. Mehmet Kanter under “judicial control”, the equivalent of being freed under supervision, according to the AFP report.
Kanter’s detention was part of a probe into the
Gülen movement or Hizmet, a social and religious movement. The government says the group incited last year’s failed coup attempt and refers to the movement as “Fethullah Terrorist Organisation” or “Fetö”.
His son Enes has lived in the US since 2011, where he has maintained staunch opposition to the Turkish government and support of the Gülen movement. The movement is lead by US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen.