Enes Kanter Will Not Travel to London: Cites Safety Concerns

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Enes Kanter will not travel to London when the New York Knicks travel there. Kanter told team officials that he fears for his life because of an ongoing clash with the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kanter, a native of Turkey, has been an outspoken critic of the Turkish government and Erdogan. Kanter said he did not feel safe making the trip.

“There’s a chance that I can get killed out there. So that’s why I talked to the front office. I’m not going”

Kanter has said he believes the Turkish government has targeted his father in the past. In 2017, Kanter’s Turkish passport was canceled and he was held at a Romanian airport upon landing in Bucharest.

Kanter said he has avoided international travel for his safety, except for trips to Canada when the Knicks play the Toronto Raptors. We’ll keep an eye on any developments to this story.

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