Enes Kanter Rumors

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Enes Kanter
Position: C
Born: 05/20/92
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:261 lbs. / 118.8 kg.
Salary: $19,264,603
In his interview, Turkoglu repeatedly referenced Gulen as a terrorist and Kanter’s support of him as treasonous. Turkoglu said Kanter uses his NBA stardom as a “platform for propaganda of [a] terrorist leader.” He said he spoke to E:60 to raise awareness about Turkey’s view of Kanter and Gulen. “So, obviously, it’s our job sometimes to speak loudly and clearly to inform everybody about the real situation.”
1 week ago via ESPN
The volatile, longstanding dispute between Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter and Turkish government officials has added another chapter, this time in separate interviews conducted by E:60’s Jeremy Schaap, with Kanter again comparing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to a dictator, and former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu, now a Turkish government official, accusing Kanter of abandoning his homeland to support a “terrorist.”
1 week ago via ESPN
Turkoglu spoke carefully and deliberately to Schaap, saying that Kanter has been “openly supporting a terrorist leader” — Fethullah Gulen. Gulen is a U.S.-based Turkish cleric who has been living in exile from Turkey since 1999; he is Kanter’s spiritual adviser and a bitter rival of Erdogan’s. The Turkish government has accused Gulen of masterminding a failed military coup in the country in 2016. Gulen has denied the allegation, and the U.S. government has rejected Turkey’s requests to extradite him from his home in Pennsylvania.
1 week ago via ESPN
In his interview, Turkoglu repeatedly referenced Gulen as a terrorist and Kanter’s support of him as treasonous. Turkoglu said Kanter uses his NBA stardom as a “platform for propaganda of [a] terrorist leader.” He said he spoke to E:60 to raise awareness about Turkey’s view of Kanter and Gulen. “So, obviously, it’s our job sometimes to speak loudly and clearly to inform everybody about the real situation.”
1 week ago via ESPN
Enes Kanter has found a political ally in his new home state. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden on Friday asked U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to support Kanter’s free speech and well-being, urging the senior government official to tell his Turkish counterparts that their retribution against Kanter for his criticism of their autocratic rule is unacceptable for a U.S. ally. In a letter to Pompeo, Wyden wrote that Kanter has “eloquently and powerfully exercised his freedom of conscience to criticize Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” and likened Erdogan’s tactics to that of Russian President Vladimir Putin.