Kanter says he feels secure so long as he is in America.
It’s no secret that New York Knicks participant Enes Kanter has been vital of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Kanter has even gone so far as to name Erdogan the “Hitler of our technology,” feedback that Kanter feels have made him an enemy of the state. The NBA participant even selected to take a seat out a workforce journey to London over fears of being assassinated. This morning, Kanter shared an interview with CBS News the place he defined his stance on the scenario and a number of the current jail threats towards him and his household.
“If I am in America, I am secure. I really feel very secure,” Kanter mentioned. “But, if I step outdoors of America, it is going to be a really harmful scenario.”
He continued by explaining what it means to criticize a politician like Erdogan and what a number of the penalties are to one thing like that.
“If you communicate out towards Erdoğan, which means you are a terrorist. If he can’t put you in jail, then he’ll take your loved ones away and put them in jail and say, ‘should you do not cease operating towards me, then I am gonna hold your loved ones in jail.’ That’s what he is attempting to do, did that to me, that he tried to place my dad in jail, so he thought that I used to be gonna cease speaking, that made me even speak about this extra so the world can see it.”
Fellow Turkish nationwide and former NBA participant Hedo Turkoglu has been a defender of President Erdogan previously and has spoken out towards Kanter’s feedback, calling him “”