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Turkey issues bullshit arrest warrant for Thunder center Enes Kanter

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Friday, the country of Turkey issued an arrest warrant for Oklahoma City Thunder center and Turkish native Enes Kanter on the absurd claims he’s a member of a “terrorist organization” according to a pro-government newspaper.

A judge issued the warrant after a prosecutor successfully bullshitted some investigation into Kanter’s alleged ties to an “armed terrorist organization”.

However the Turkish government under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which has increasingly been more authoritarian has been a topic of criticism for the 25-year old NBAer. Kanter has also been a vocal supporter for exiled Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen who Erdogan’s totalitarian regime has accused of orchestrating the failed coup last July which many have sniffed out as a staged event the Turkish President himself.

Here’s an excerpt from the Daily Sabah which fluffs Erdogan’s nuts on a daily basis:

Enes Kanter is the talk of the town in Turkey but not for his stats with Oklahoma City Thunder. It is his private life that has made him a household name in the country as he is the only NBA or probably basketball star openly supporting a terrorist group. And now, Sabah newspaper reports that Turkish prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for the self-styled “adopted” son of Fetullah Gülen, the U.S.-based leader of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) blamed for the July 15 coup attempt in Kanter’s homeland Turkey.

Even comparing Erdogan to Adolf Hitler, Kanter’s criticism of Erdogan has been prevalent on Twitter.

In turn the Turkish government cancelled Kanter’s passport which caused the Oklahoma City Thunder center to be detained in Romania last week.

With the warrant in place, Turkey will reportedly attempt to apply for an Interpol “red notice” which will notify the 190 country members that an arrest is sought for Kanter. However given the underlying bogus claims it seems plausible the United States government and most other countries won’t comply.

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