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Reports: Thunder C Kanter’s father detained in Turkey

The Associated Press - June 3, 2017 9:53 am

Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball player Enes Kanter, of Turkey, speaks about being detained at Henri Coanda Airport in Bucharest, Romania, during a press conference in New York, Monday, May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Reports: Thunder C Kanter’s father detained in Turkey
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Thunder basketball center player Enes Kanter’s father has been detained in Turkey, the country’s official news agency reported Friday.
Mehmet Kanter was detained in his Istanbul home for an investigation undertaken by a prosecutor’s office in northwestern Turkey, according to the Anadolu news agency. He is being sent to Tekirdag province for questioning. In Turkey, people are detained, then prosecutors may seek an arrest pending trial or release the detainee.
Anadolu does not specify the scope of the investigation, but Dogan news agency says it is part of an investigation into connections to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen.
The father had disowned Kanter for his public support of Gulen, who the Turkish government blames for last summer’s failed coup attempt.


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