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>> The New York Knicks in London this week, practicing for a showcase game against the Washington Wizards on Thursday. But absent is the team's 6'11 center who says, he fears arrest or assassination by Turkish agents. On Wednesday, a state-owned news agency in Turkey reported that government prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for and the extradition of Enes Kanter, a Turkish national and vocal critic of the country's President Tayyip Erdogan.
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>> Well, about Erdogan, he's a terrible man. I told them he's the Hitler of our century. Of course, I know is a really strong statement. But I mean, all these people I've seen just getting killed and getting murdered, and getting tortured. Definitely one of the saddest moments I've had.
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But I'll say, I mean, I hope the world's gonna do something about that.>> Reports said that officials in Istanbul were seeking a so-called red notice through Interpol, asking the agency to detain the 26-year old and hand him over to Turkish authorities, because of his alleged links to US based cleric Fethullah Gulen who is accused by Erdogan's government of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016 after which tens of thousands of people were jailed.
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The extradition request includes Kanter's social media comments supporting Gulen, a former Erdogan living in exile in rural Pennsylvania. The Turkish government considers him and his followers a terrorist organization. Kanter was indicted by a Turkish court last year over his alleged membership to the Gulenist movement and he's been accused of funding the group.
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>> That's stuff not really gonna bother me.>> Kanter end the tweet on Wednesday said, the Turkish government cannot present any single piece of evidence of my wrongdoing and called himself a law-abiding resident of the United States.