Turkish government goes after Knicks player Enes Kanter

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00am


New York Knicks center Enes Kanter was supposed to be in London today. That's where his team's facing off against the Washington Wizards. Kanter, though, chose to skip the match. He says he's afraid of what the Turkish government will do to him if he leaves the US. Kanter is a Turkish citizen who's lived in the US for about a decade and is a vocal critic of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The government there has accused him of being part of a terrorist group and is reportedly trying to extradite him. The World's Marco Werman speaks with reporter Shawn Carrie who is based in Turkey.