Thunder's Enes Kanter posts death threats he received online in wake of Turkish coup
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:49 am    Post subject:

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Enes Kanter says Knicks games not shown in Turkey because of his political stance


Remember over the summer, when the Turkish government revoked the passport of New York Knicks big man Enes Kanter? It was because Kanter is a follower of the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan — who has fundamentally dictatorial powers now, and where human rights abuses are rampant — blames Gulen for masterminding a failed 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, and used that as an excuse for a crackdown and consolidation of power.

One small part of that crackdown — Knicks games are not shown in Turkey because Kanter is on the team. That according to Kanter (who played last season in Oklahoma City), who spoke to Ian Begley of ESPN about it Saturday.

Enes Kanter says that there are no Knicks games shown on Turkish television, which he says is in response to his vocal public stance in opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip. “Last year they were showing all 29 games in Turkey but no (Oklahoma City Thunder) games because of all the politics, they were going crazy. So now, they are showing every other game (but) no Knicks,” Kanter said Friday. “Just because the president is crazy. It’s that crazy…. Last year, I saw all those people on social media they were saying we want to watch (Russell Westbrook) because they can’t watch because of me. Now, they want to watch Kristaps (Porzingis), all the other guys, they cannot watch just because of me.”

Kanter has said he wants to become an official United States citizen. Kanter is not going to stop speaking out on Turkish politics, even though it has led to the arrest of his father before.

Kanter is averaging 14.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as the Knicks starting center, shooting 63.6 percent. He’s always been a quality offensive player but has shown little interest in the defensive end of the floor, and that made him a playoff liability in OKC. For the Knicks, he has been their best option at the five (outside of Kristaps Porzingis) and seems to have found a home.

Knicks fans love him… except for the children who went trick-or-treating at his house on Halloween.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:13 am    Post subject:

What a reasonable guy....trying to jail somebody with a fake trial over a perceived insult.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/21825111/turkey-seeks-jail-term-knicks-enes-kanter-insulting-turkish-president-recep-tayyip-erdogan
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject:

There is a Turk in Cleveland (Osman), Ilyasova in Atlanta.

The Eastern conference is doomed in Turkey.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:29 am    Post subject:

I google translated the first three reply's.

I advise Kanter not to plan on going to Turkey anytime soon.

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because the traitors are already in the state you have been a pestilence for 40 years because you can hide yourself

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What's more, you zırvalıyo innocent teacher come to Turkey or why there are so many men have you got here gelmiyo jail for his gircek

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Ask him, fetch yours that he sold. He thinks that I have blown the son of a (bleep) trt and take the bridge. The dog-sibling nation is unhappy.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject:

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23836128/father-enes-kanter-charged-member-terror-group-turkey

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Enes Kanter's father indicted, faces trial in Turkey

ISTANBUL -- A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday.

The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said.

It's unclear when the trial in western Tekirdag province would begin.



Enes Kanter, who plays for the New York Knicks, is a follower of a U.S.-based Turkish cleric whom the government accuses of masterminding a failed military coup in 2016. Cleric Fethullah Gulen has denied the allegation, but tens of thousands of people suspected of ties to his network have been arrested or fired.

The elder Kanter, a professor, was purged from public service after the coup attempt and detained for five days last summer.

Anadolu said the indictment alleges he contacted some 120 suspects with alleged links to Gulen, including dozens who were said to have communicated through an encrypted messaging application.

Enes Kanter, a former Oklahoma City Thunder center, has been a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His Turkish passport was canceled last year.

"No matter what happens, I will continue to keep fighting for human rights and freedom of speech; justice and democracy above all," Kanter said in a statement to ESPN's Ian Begley. "I will stand for what I believe in. All I'm doing is trying to be the voice of all those innocent people."

Prosecutors charged him in December with insulting the president in a series of tweets. They want to try him in absentia and have him sentenced to more than four years in prison, if he is convicted.

"Keep my family, innocent people in your prayers," the basketball player tweeted Monday with the hashtag "DictatorErdogan." His Twitter account is withheld in Turkey.

Under a state of emergency declared in the aftermath of the coup, Turkey has arrested more than 50,000 and sacked some 110,000 people alleged to have infiltrated state institutions for Gulen. The government said the crackdown was needed to fight alleged acts of terror.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject:

What a sad story. I have to believe a lot of those statements were coerced. It’s like lavar saying stupid stuff for publicity. Except if you don’t you die.
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