ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish prosecutors are seeking the extradition of New York Knicks center Enes Kanter over his links to the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen accused of orchestrating a failed coup in 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. The Istanbul prosecutors’ office was not immediately available to comment on the report on Wednesday. It said the extradition request includes social media comments made about Gulen by Kanter, who has often declared his support for the cleric. Turkey previously revoked Kanter’s passport and declared him a fugitive for his support of Gulen, whom Ankara accuses of being behind the attempted putsch of July 2016 – an accusation Gulen denies. Kanter holds a US green card that allows him to live and work in the country on a permanent basis.
Source: Egypt Independent January 16, 2019 08:49 UTC