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Enes Kanter's father has been detained in Turkey, the country's official news agency reported Friday. Mehmet Kanter was detained in his Istanbul home for an investigation undertaken by a prosecutor's office in northwestern Turkey, according to the Anadolu news agency. Per the AP, "The Kanters have become bigger targets than usual lately as Enes Kanter has continued to be a vocal supporter of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen's movement and a critic of Turkish President Erdogan."

NBA.com

Jun 03 - 10:41 AM

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Turkey has issued a warrant for the arrest of Enes Kanter, according to a report from a Turkish pro-government publication. According to the Daily Sabah in Turkey, Kanter is sought for being a member of a "terror group." A Turkish prosecutor opened an investigation into Kanter’s "alleged membership of an armed terrorist organization," according to the report. Kanter was detained last week in Romania, but was able to travel to London and eventually America.

Oklahoman

May 26 - 3:10 PM

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Enes Kanter has made it back to the United States. Kanter was detained in Romania because his Turkish passport was suddenly canceled, but he's convinced that he was held because of his political views. Kanter is scheduled to hold a press conference later this afternoon.

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May 21 - 12:53 PM

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Updating a previous item, Enes Kanter was later released after being detained in Romania. He's been traveling through Europe as part of his Light Foundation tour and did post a video of him being held. Kanter had his Turkish passport canceled to cause the problem earlier today, but now he's on his way to London. The OKC big man and some strong words against Turkish president Erdogan, which may be the reason for this issue. It sounds like he's in the clear.

New York Times

May 20 - 2:47 PM

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Updating a previous item, Enes Kanter was later released after being detained in Romania. He's been traveling through Europe as part of his Light Foundation tour and did post a video of him being held. Kanter had his Turkish passport canceled to cause the problem earlier today. The OKC big man and some strong words against Turkish president Erdogan, which may be the reason for this issue. It sounds like he's in the clear.

New York Times

May 20 - 2:47 PM

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Enes Kanter is being detained in Romania after his passport was "canceled" by the Turkish embassy on Saturday morning. Kanter is traveling throughout Europe as part of his 2017 Enes Kanter Light Foundation global tour. He posted a video on Twitter explaining that police officers had been holding him in Budapest for hours. "The reason behind it is just, of course, my political views," said Kanter. "And the guy who did it is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey. He's a bad, bad man. He is a dictator, and he's the Hitler of our century." ESPN is reporting that the Thunder are working with the league office to gather information.

ESPN.com

May 20 - 11:25 AM

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Enes Kanter is "absolutely is on the trading block," according to Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman. Tramel writes that the Thunder will look to move Kanter because "OKC is overstocked on big men." Kanter had another solid season offensively in 2016-17, averaging 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game. However, due to his lackluster defense, Kanter was a non-factor in OKC's first-round playoff loss to Houston. He averaged just 4.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 9.0 minutes. A trade would likely boost Kanter's fantasy value, especially if he landed on a team which inserted him into the starting lineup.

Oklahoman

May 02 - 1:14 PM

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Enes Kanter said he will work on developing a 3-point shot this offseason. Adding a 3-point stroke to his arsenal would be nice for Kanter's fantasy value, but he might also want to focus on improving as a defender. As long as Kanter is inept on defense, he likely won't average much more than 20 minutes a night, and therefore, won't be much more than a late-round guy in fantasy hoops.

Fred Katz on Twitter

Apr 26 - 1:58 PM

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Enes Kanter played just three minutes in Tuesday's Game 5 loss to the Rockets and finished scoreless on 0-of-2 shooting. After a solid regular season with averages of 14.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.5 blocks on 54.5 percent shooting in 21.3 minutes, Kanter only played 9.0 minutes per game in the series against Houston because he was a huge defensive liability. He has a couple years left on his deal and should reprise his role as the first big off the bench for the Thunder in 2017-18 unless they decide to go in a different direction.

Apr 25 - 11:34 PM

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Enes Kanter saw just eight minutes off the Thunder bench during Sunday's Game 4 loss, ending his evening with two points, two boards, one block and one turnover. Over the past three games, Kanter has only seen the floor for 8.5 minutes a night, which obviously isn't enough time for him to make a meaningful impact on the box score. His awful defense is the reason why he's not playing, so don't expect his minutes to jump in Game 5.

Apr 23 - 7:56 PM

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