Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter says his passport was canceled by the Turkish government and that’s he’s being detained by police at an airport in Romania.
Kanter, who turned 25 Saturday, posted a 45-second video via Twitter – “I’m being held at Romanian airport by Police!!” – to explain his situation.
According to ESPN, Kanter is traveling the world as part of his charity efforts as part of his Enes Kanter Light Foundation.
The Thunder is working with the NBA to gather more information about Kanter’s detainment, Thunder beat writer Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reported.
The 6-11 NBA center has been an outspoken critic of the goverment in Turkey.
Kanter called Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan the “Hitler of our century” in his short video.
“He’s a bad, bad man. He’s a dictator.”
Kanter’s support of the Gulen movement in Turkey and its leader Fethullah Gulen has also cost the NBA veteran his relationship with his relatives in his home country.