Turkey Rumors

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter on Tuesday strongly condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the operation he launched against Kurdish forces in northern Syria. “(Erdogan) has no respect for human rights,” the Boston Celtics center said in an interview with CNN. “There is no democracy. There is no freedom of speech, religion or expression in Turkey. “He’s definitely a very bad man,” Kanter said of Erdogan. “I called him the Hitler of our century for a reason.”
The 27-year-old Kanter said he would continue to speak out despite the threat of reprisals to himself and his family in Turkey. “I’m trying to create awareness of what’s going on because I have a platform,” he said. “I’m trying to be the voice of all those innocent people who don’t have one. “It’s very sad because in the end, it’s my country. I love my country,” he said.

Enes Kanter harassed

Boston Celtics and Turkey center Enes Kanter said he had been harassed outside a Massachusetts mosque on Friday by two men he described as supporters of Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan. Kanter, who filmed the incident and posted it on Twitter, is an outspoken critic of the Turkish regime and its human rights record. He was indicted by a Turkish court last year on charges of belonging to an armed terrorist group, which he denies.