The player, Enes Kanter, has been an outspoken critic of Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan and describes himself as a close ally of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup in 2016.
Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Tuesday said he expected to resolve a dispute with Turkey over its planned purchase of Russia's S-400 air defense system, a day after the Pentagon halted delivery of equipment related to F-35 fighter jets to Ankara.
Turkey is running out of time to avert a showdown with the United States over its plans to buy advanced Russian air defenses and spurn a counter-offer from its NATO partner, raising the chance of US sanctions against Ankara.
CIA Director Gina Haspel heard an audio recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during her visit to Turkey this week, two sources told Reuters on Thursday, the first indication Ankara has shared its key evidence.
Turkey's lira pulled back from a record low of 7.24 to the dollar on Monday after the central bank pledged to provide liquidity and cut reserve requirements for Turkish banks, but its meltdown continued to rattle global markets.
Pride has been banned for four years running in Turkey, and the ban has turned what was a celebration into a protest. Every year the police come armed with tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the protesters, yet every year the protestors return.
Selahattin Demirtaş led the Kurdish political movement to a record finish in Turkish elections just three years ago. Now, the former human rights lawyer reaches voters from behind bars with Twitter posts and campaign rallies staged during his weekly 10-minute phone allowance to his wife.
Protesters in Turkey's capital Ankara clashed with riot police on Monday and the police responded with tear gas and water cannons. This was the fourth day in a row that protesters have vented their frustration against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Earlier, protests swept across Turkey. It's been called the most significant challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdogan's rule. But the protests, and the response from the ruling AKP party, are receiving a mixed response among Turkish moderates.
For years, even speaking Kurdish in Turkey was a ticket to trouble. But now, Turkey's government is opening up, and even allowing Kurdish to be taught in schools. It's a small step -- and some say it's fake, symbolic only -- but it's changing everything.
Turkey has been on the front lines since the beginning of Syria's civil war more than two years ago. Now, the country's government is urging the U.S. and other nations to get militarily involved -- though its having a tough time selling that message at home.
Artist Danny Garcia is part of the movement to honor Turkey's modern-day founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, on the anniversary of his death. But this year, just one person took up his offer of a free tattoo of Ataturk's signature. And that may be a sign of a cultural shift.
The ruling AK party in Turkey cleaned up in local elections on Sunday. The vote was seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has been mired in allegations of corruption and increasing authoritarianism.