Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter, who was detained at a Romanian airport on Saturday when he said his passport was revoked by his home country of Turkey because of his political views, is back in the United States after landing in New York on Sunday morning.
His agent, Hilmi Cilnar, told ESPN that Kanter will be holding a news conference on Monday in New York.
Kanter, a six-year NBA veteran, arrived in Bucharest, Romania, on Saturday from Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of his 2017 Enes Kanter Light Foundation global tour.
Kanter, 25, was permitted to leave Romania later Saturday and then took a flight to London.
Kanter tweeted late Saturday he was planning to do a news conference once he returned to the U.S., but that is now scheduled for Monday.
"All good baby!" Kanter wrote on Twitter. "Gonna give press conference tomorrow in NY. Got lots of things to say with lots of crazy stories. Be ready!!! Ohhh Yeeahhh."
Kanter tweeted a picture of himself posing with Romanian security at the airport after earlier posting videos on Twitter in English and Turkish in which he called Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan "the Hitler of our century."
"What's up world, just wanted to say we are in Romania," Kanter said in the video. "They said they canceled my passport by Turkish embassy. They've been holding us here for hours by these two police. You know, the reason behind it is just of course my political views. And the guy who did it is Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey."
Kanter has been an outspoken critic of Erdogan that has caused tensions in his home country.
Erdogan visited Washington, D.C., last week to meet with President Trump at the White House and while there his bodyguards were captured on video attacking protesters outside the Turkish ambassador's home on Embassy Row.
"He's attacked people in Washington. He's a bad, bad man. He's a dictator. And he's the Hitler of our century," Kanter said in the video. "I will keep you posted guys, but just pray for us, and I'll tell you guys what's going on."
The 6-foot-11, 245-pound Kanter averaged 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in 72 games this season for the Thunder. He was selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz before getting traded to the Thunder in February 2015.