The Turkish-born NBA Pro, Enes Kanter gets to his own statement, every day, hundreds of death threats. “In the last days, I have received more death threats than ever before. Hundreds of messages every day,” said the basketball player with the New York Knicks of the “picture on Sunday”.

The 26-Year-old is a fierce critic of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and followers of the Gülen movement. Erdogan makes the living in the U.S. Fethullah Gülen for the coup attempt in August 2016 responsible.

Kanter go in everyday life never alone on the road, the USA was the only place in the world where he felt sure yet. A few days ago, he had traveled with his team to London to play a game. He feared that he could be killed outside of North America because of its criticism of the Turkish President.

Since 2017, the basketball player, was born in 1992 in Zurich as a son of Turkish parents, after the withdrawal of the Turkish nationality, stateless. Recently there were media reports that the Turkish prosecutors have requested the extradition of the NBA Stars.

Kanter began his professional career at the Turkish club Fenerbahce. In 2011, the jump in the best basketball League in the world. After stints with the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder, he now plays for the New York Knicks.


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