Turkey has positioned a $500,000 bounty on basketball participant Enes Kanter Freedom.
The Turkish Minute published a story this week by which they are saying the Turkish Inside Ministry has revealed its Terrorist Needed Record. Kanter is included on the listing, and there’s a $500,000 bounty for info that might result in the seize of these on the listing.
“That makes it so harmful,” Freedom told the New York Post. “Earlier than the bounty, Turkish intelligence have been after the individuals on the listing, however now everyone seems to be after them as a result of they need the cash.”
Kanter has been a wished particular person in his dwelling nation for criticizing the Turkish authorities, led by president Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey canceled Kanter’s passport in 2017 and tried to have him deported from Romania, however the NBA intervened. In 2019, he didn’t journey with the Knicks to London for fear of his safety.
Kanter, 30, has lived in the USA for 13 years. He was drafted No. 3 total in 2011 by the Utah Jazz and started his NBA profession. Kanter averaged a double-double in three seasons throughout his profession. He was traded by the Boston Celtics to the Houston Rockets in February 2022 and was waived. He has not been signed since, and he believes he is being blackballed for being outspoken about China, which is a significant enterprise companion for the NBA.