Former NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom is a needed man again in his residence nation of Turkey, and the Turkish authorities need to seize him and have put an official bounty on his head.
Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is providing as much as 10 million Turkish Lira, which equates to round $500k, for any data resulting in the seize of Freedom, and informed the New York Publish he knew in regards to the bounty a couple of week in the past.
Freedom has been positioned on the record of the nation’s most-wanted terrorists, in response to him beforehand being very outspoken about Turkey’s human rights abuse by way of Erdogan’s authorities.
The Turkish Authorities isn’t after me
They’re after your rights
I’m simply of their manner.
I really like my nation, #Turkey
I really like my Turkish Flag 🇹🇷
I really like my Turkish residents
— Enes FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) January 9, 2023
He’s additionally been very essential of China prior to now on his social media, and has criticized the NBA on their robust relationship with the nation as nicely.
— Enes FREEDOM (@EnesFreedom) January 7, 2023
Talking to the New York Publish, he stated: “Earlier than the bounty, Turkish intelligence have been after the folks on the record, however now everyone seems to be after them as a result of they need the cash.
“Due to my platform, each time I say one thing, it goes all over the place, and the Turkish authorities hates that.” Freedom informed the Publish. “They’re actually sick of it, they usually stated, ‘Sufficient is sufficient’, and doing no matter they’ll to close me up.”
Freedom most just lately performed within the NBA with the Boston Celtics final season throughout their run to the NBA Finals, the place they finally misplaced to the Golden State Warriors, nevertheless he’s not on the roster. He believes this may very well be one thing to do along with his criticizm of the Chinese language authorities.