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Turkey’s Erdogan issues arrest warrant for Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter!

The current, authoritarian government in Turkey is not big on dissent (they have beaten protestors of the Turkish regime at a march in this country). Or human rights.

So what’s real trouble for them is opposition and dissent from a famous, well-known person.

Romanian Growth Down to Higher Consumption, Bank Warns

Rapid consumption-based growth, lack of investment in education and innovation, unpredictable fiscal policies as well as low-skilled labour are some of the main risks facing Romania's economy, the Central Bank, BNR, warned on Friday in a report.

Arrest warrant issued for Gülen follower NBA star Enes Kanter: Report

An arrest warrant has been issued for Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter as part of an investigation launched into him in Turkey for being a member of an armed terrorist organization. 

Kanter, who is a staunch supporter of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, has been named a "fugitive" by a Turkish court, Sabah newspaper reported on May 26. 

President Rumen Radev to Join NATO Summit

President Rumen Radev will participate in the NATO summit today in Brussels. During today`s meeting presidents of both the USA and France - Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron - are about to join in for the first time.

Basescu Daughter Faces Graft Charge in Romania

Romania's former development minister Elena Udrea, the daughter of former president Traian Basescu, Ioana, and other officials and heads of state-owned companies will stand trial for the illegal funding of the presidential electoral campaign in 2009.

Journalists' Row Reignites Romanian Debate on Media Freedom

A public row between a Romanian TV presenter and the management of his news channel over [lack of] coverage of a corruption investigation linked to broadcasters has reignited a debate in Romania about media freedom, self censorship and over whether intelligence services infiltrate news organizations.

Romania Ordered to Pay Damages to Battered Wife

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that Romania was not committed to countering domestic violence, after judging in favour of a Romanian woman who had sued her own state for acquitting her former husband.

Gülen follower NBA star Enes Kanter eyes US cizitenship

Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter has reported receiving death threats over his support for Fethullah Gülen, who is widely believed to have masterminded last year's coup attempt in Turkey, noting that he may seek an expedited process to becoming a U.S. citizen.

Balkan Leaders Offer Condolences After Manchester Attack

Leaders of Balkan countries are sending messages of support to Great Britain after a suspected terror attack killed 22 persons, some of them children, and injured 59 at a concert in Manchester on Tuesday.

Albanian foreign minister Ditmir Bushati said he was "saddened by the horrific Manchester attack."

Minister Valentin Radev: Burgas Has Highest Criminality

''Burgas region has the highest criminality ratio of 17.9 in the country'', Interior Minister Valentin Radev said after a meeting with Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov and Tourism Minister Nikolina Angelkova, FOCUS Radio - Burgas reported.

Plan to build Belgrade-Timisoara highway abandoned

Romania and Serbia have given up the project of "linking their capitals with a highway," says Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu.

Grindeanu told the Romanian website Digi24 that Serbian authorities are no longer willing to support the project.

Gülenist NBA Star Kanter detained in Romania's airport

Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, who is known to be a staunch follower of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, is believed to have orchestrated July, 2016 coup attempt which left 249 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured in Turkey, was detained in airport in Romania on May 20.

Romanian police reportedly seized Kanter's passport due to it was cancelled.

Romania Аpproves Financial Support for Holocaust Survivors

Romania's parliament has approved legislation allowing direct financial support to Holocaust survivors in the former Nazi ally state during World War Two, the architect of the law said on Friday, Reuters reported.

Romanian Mayor Awaits Sentence in Longest Corruption Trial

The Bucharest Appeal Court was set to issue a sentence on Friday in Romania's longest-ever corruption trial that has lasted nine years and counted over 100 hearings. But the court postponed the decision until May 31.

Serbian Courts Sit Tight on Extradition Demands

Serbia's Justice Ministry told BIRN Belgrade is seeking extradition of 120 person from other countries, while other states seek the extradition of 80 persons from Serbia.

One such case concerns the former Romanian MP and businessman Sebastian Ghita, who is wanted in Romania on several corruption charges.