Sakarya Public Prosecutor’s Office requested the arrest of former Turkish football player Hakan Şükür and his father over their alleged ties to July 15 coup attempt.

Police raided the houses of Şükür and his father in Sakarya and Istanbul but failed to arrest them, on Thursday.

Former star earlier said that he moved to the US in order to as part of a project of opening a sports academy and to learn English. Şükür also faces up to four years in jail if convicted over his tweets allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.