Just a few days in the past it was reported that Enes Kanter would skip the New York Knicks' journey to London resulting from fears that he could also be assassinated as he believes he's an "enemy of the state" to Turkey. Kanter has been a giant denouncer of Turkish president Tayyip Erdoğan and he believes his political leanings would make him a goal of Erdoğan's supporters.
Former NBA participant Hedo Turkoglu who's the president of the Turkish Basketball Federation is now firing again at Kanter, in line with TMZ. The former participant launched a press release saying Kanter's fears of assassination are harmful and downright "delusional."
"I acquired with concern the information in regards to the delusions focusing on the Republic of Turkey of Enes Kanter, who pledged his loyalty to the ringleader of Fetullashist Terrorist Organization (FETO), and his assertion that he would miss the sport in London resulting from fears of being assassinated by Turkey," Turkoglu wrote. "We know that he has not been in a position to journey to many nations resulting from visa points since 2017. In different phrases, Kanter can't enter the U.Ok. not due to fears for all times as he claims however resulting from passport and visa points. This being the lengthy identified reality, he's attempting to get the limelight with irrational justifications and political remarks."
Turkoglu additionally went on to say "It is apparent that this individual's remarks are irrational and warp the reality."
As of proper now, Kanter has not replied to Turkoglu's assertion.