Kanter went on to call Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the "Hitler of our century," referencing a recent visit to the U.S. during which Turkish presidential guards were caught on video violently breaking up a protest in Washington, D.C.
The guards were held briefly and then released after the incident in the nation’s capital, prompting outcry from many across the country.
Kanter concluded the video by promising updates and asking for prayers.
According to the NBA, the 25-year-old has been with the Thunder since 2014. Before that, he played for the Utah Jazz.
Kanter was the only Thunder player to appear in all 82 regular season games in the 2015-2016 season.