>> He's a bad, bad man. He's a dictator, and he's the Hitler of our century.>> Those harsh words about Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan have New York Knicks star Enes Kanter in hot water again. According to Turkey's state-run news agency, a Turkish prosecutor is demanding Kanter be jailed for up to four years for the comments.
The indictment on Wednesday said Kanter used Twitter to defame and deride Erdogan.>> You know, they've been holding us here for hours.>> This video was posted on Kanter's Twitter feed in May, when he was detained in Romania. His passport was, at that time, revoked by Turkish authorities.
And an arrest warrant was issued after he was named a, quote, fugitive by a Turkish court over his support for US-based Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen. Ankara accuses Gulen of orchestrating an attempted coup in July 2016.
ll about Erdogan. He's a terrible man.>> Words spoken at a press conference in May following his release.
Kanter again referred to Erdogan in a tweet Wednesday saying, quote, I have said less than that honorless man deserves, add another four years for me master. Kanter, who grew up in Turkey, has a U.S. green card that allows him to live and work in the country on a permanent basis.