Enes Kanter's father detained in Turkey

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The father of Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter has been detained "as a part of the ongoing investigation into FETO".

FETO is the Turkish government's name for the followers of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is in self-imposed exile in the United States. It stands for "Fethullah Terrorist Organization." The government accuses Gulen and the Gulenists of being behind the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 15, 2016, that left more than 200 people dead.

Enes Kanter alerted his fans on Twitter with the news.

"HEY WORLD," Enes Kanter said. "MY DAD HAS BEEN ARRESTED by Turkish government."

Later, he released a statement on his website, "My father is arrested because of my outspoken criticism of the ruling party. He may
get tortured for simply being my family member."

He urged people to think about others who don't have famous relatives.

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