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Thunder's Enes Kanter released after being detained at Romanian airport

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter reacts to his team making a basket against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - The New York Times reported Saturday afternoon that Oklahoma City Thunder's Enes Kanter was allowed to leave Romania and fly to London.

Oklahoma State Sen. David Holt said the Turkish community in Oklahoma City confirmed Kanter was on his way to London.

New reports show Kanter successfully landed in the UK, and he and his representatives are figuring out their next steps.

Kanter says there will be a news conference in New York on Sunday.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Kanter tweeted he was being held at an airport in Romania.

The video he tweeted says his passport was canceled by the Turkish embassy and he was being held by police.

In August 2016, Kanter reported he had been disowned by his parents for being a follower of Fethullah Gulen, the leader of a Turkish faction based in Pennsylvania. Gulen was blamed for a failed coup against Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

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