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Enes Kanter Dad Arrested In Turkey By 'Hitler Of Our Century'

6/2/2017 9:39 AM PDT

Enes Kanter Says Father Arrested In Turkey By 'Hitler Of Our Generation'

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1:22 PM PT -- Enes has expanded on the arrest -- saying, "I woke this morning to the news of my father being arrested by the Turkish government."

"The police raided our home in Istanbul, something that is happening to many innocent families across Turkey just because they are members of Hizmet, inspired by Scholar, Fethullah Gulen."

"My father is arrested because of my outspoken criticism of the ruling party. He may get tortured for simply being my family member. There are countless stories that Amnesty International has published about rape, torture, and sodomy in the Turkish prisons following the alleged failed Military Coup attempt on July 15, 2016, that is blamed on innocent individuals of Hizmet. You may clearly see that benefactor of this failed coup was the Turkish Government."OKC Thunder star Enes Kanter says his father has been arrested in Turkey -- and fears he could be tortured by government officials. 

Kanter didn't get into details but tweeted, "MY DAD HAS BEEN ARRESTED by Turkish government and the Hitler of our century. He is potentially to get tortured as thousand others."

Kanter himself is a wanted man in Turkey -- the government has accused him of being a member of an armed anti-government terrorist organization. 

Enes is currently in the United States and says he wants to become an American citizen. His father still lives in Turkey.  

Kanter has been publicly critical of Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for a while -- and has mocked him over social media. 

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