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.
President Donald Trump's declaration in a phone call with Tayyip Erdoğan that he was pulling US troops from Syria stunned Turkey and left it scrambling to respond to the changing battlefield on its southern border.
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.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday dismissed attempts by Riyadh to blame Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing on rogue operatives, saying the person who ordered the death of the prominent Saudi journalist must "be brought to account."
Over the weekend two car bombs ripped through the heart of Reyhanli, Turkey, a small town on the border Syria. The twin explosions killed 46 people. The BBC's Mideast correspondent Wyre Davies witnessed the chaos after the bomb blasts.
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.
Turkey has opened a new underwater tunnel that links Europe and Asia via the Bosphorus Strait. It's being hailed as the world's first intercontinental rail tunnel, the "Iron Silk Road" linking Europe and Central Asia.
Turkey's government has been rocked by a corruption scandal this week, and protesters are calling for the prime minister's resignation. While the details remain murky, a former US Treasury Department analyst says the problems are tied to Turkey's involvement with Iran in a sanctions-busting scheme uncovered last year.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan don't often see eye-to-eye on important foreign policy issues, such as Russia's annexation of Crimea and the crisis in Syria. But when the two leaders met at the beginning of the week in Ankara, they became a "coalition of the unwilling."
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in landmark elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament.
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.