A WARRANT of has been issued by the Turkish government for the arrest of Enes Kanter, who is accused of being a member of a terrorist group, according to a news website in Turkey.
A staunch critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kanter was detained in an airport in Romania last week because his passport was revoked by the Turkish government.
The Oklahoma City Thunder center, a supporter of spiritual leader Fethullah Gulen, was later was able to return to the US via London.
However, legal experts say the Turkish government have no authority to serve an arrest warrant on Kanter while he is in the US or playing on the road in Canada. Extradition, on the other hand, could take years.