NBA star Enes Kanter should be looking forward to playing basketball in London next week. Instead, he said he would stay in the United States for fear of being assassinated in Britain. “I don’t feel safe in the UK” said, Enes Kanter.tin plate suppliers
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Enes Kanter said over the phone from his New York base “The Turkish government is obsessed with me,” The 26-year-old Knicks Center in New York explained to journalists why he cancelled the competition at the O2 arena on January 17. “I speak out against [President] Erdogan, and so I don’t feel safe.” He added “It is sad as I love Harry Potter, and wanted to come see all of London so badly, but I can not take the risk.”
In fact, Enes Kanter’s Knicks team will continue the regular season against the Washington Wizards without him. Their game in London was part of the NBA’s strategy to bring the sport to the world, but ironically, it did not bring in one of the best players in the world. Kanter is an outspoken critic of his homeland’s president, Turkish President Recep Tayyp Erdogan.