It’s no secret that New York Knicks participant Enes Kanter has been vital of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kanter has even gone so far as to name Erdogan the “Hitler of our era,” feedback that Kanter feels have made him an enemy of the state. The NBA participant even selected to sit down out a staff journey to London over fears of being assassinated. This morning, Kanter shared an interview with CBS News the place he defined his stance on the scenario and among the latest jail threats in opposition to him and his household.
“If you communicate out in opposition to Erdoğan, which means you are a terrorist. If he can’t put you in jail, then he’ll take your loved ones away and put them in jail and say, ‘in case you do not cease working in opposition to me, then I am gonna preserve your loved ones in jail.’ That’s what he is making an attempt to do, did that to me, that he tried to place my dad in jail, so he thought that I used to be gonna cease speaking, that made me even speak about this extra so the world can see it.”
Fellow Turkish nationwide and former NBA participant Hedo Turkoglu has been a defender of President Erdogan up to now and has spoken out in opposition to Kanter’s feedback, calling him “delusional.“