The situation between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Enes Kanter and the country of Turkey has gotten murky over the last week and now Kanter has a warrant out for his arrest, which will cause a bevy of problems for the franchise and the NBA this season.
According to a report from AFP on Saturday, Turkey has accused Kanter of terror involvement because of his ties to the Gulen Movement, which the Middle Eastern nation has accused of inciting a coup attempt in the country last summer against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A defiant Kanter sent out a message on Twitter directed at the Erdogan government.
“You cannot catch me. Hahaha. Don’t waste your energy. I am already going to come to [Turkey] to spit on all of your ugly, hate-filled faces.”
Last week, Kanter was held at a Romanian airport because his Turkish passport was canceled. The State Department and the NBA coordinated his arrival back to the U.S.