ISTANBUL—Turkey’s official news agency says a court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group.”
Anadolu Agency said Monday that an investigation of Mehmet Kanter was completed and prosecutors would seek a conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial.
It’s unclear when the trial in western Tekirdag province would begin.
Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who the government accuses of masterminding a 2016 failed coup.
Anadolu reports that the elder Kanter, a professor, is accused of contacting some 120 suspects with alleged links to cleric Fethullah Gulen.
He was purged from public service after the coup attempt and detained for five days last summer.