On Saturday morning, Enes Kanter of the Oklahoma City Thunder, tweeted that he was being detained in Romania after authorities told him that his passport had been canceled. Kanter was being detained due to his opposition of current Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Since, Kanter has been released and has tweeted that he is now safely in London.
#FreeEnes pic.twitter.com/y07aGwVRIS— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) May 20, 2017
He later tweeted a video that explains the whole situation. His opposition of the Turkish President was keeping him out of the country. While he was not locked up, he was told he could not leave.
I'm being held at Romanian airport by Police!! pic.twitter.com/uYZMBqKx54— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) May 20, 2017
The offensive-minded power forward then tweeted that he was safely in London after being detained for hours.
All good baby!— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) May 20, 2017
Gonna give press conference tomorrow in NY.
Got lots of things to say with lots of crazy stories.
Ohhh Yeeahhh pic.twitter.com/CXktUXk2PS
Kanter then went on to say that he will have a press conference in New York tomorrow to tell the whole story. He seems excited to expound upon what happened. The Thunder are relieved to see Enes back stateside.