Turkey issued 9 arrest warrants for NBA player Kanter

American professional basketball team Portland Trail Blazers player Enes Kanter faces nine outstanding arrest warrants issued by Turkish authorities as part of an intimidation campaign to stifle dissent, suppress opposition voices and crack down on freedom of expression.

According to official documents dated July 12, 2021 and obtained by Nordic Monitor, Turkish prosecutors have sought the arrest of Kanter for defamation and terrorism, the two most abused criminal charges used by the government of Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to punish critics, opponents and dissidents at home and abroad.

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.