in fear Of his life will waive the ethnic Turkish professional Basketball Enes Kanter on a trip with his NBA Team New York Knicks to London. He believed that he could be killed because of his Opposition to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside of North America, said the Center on Friday evening (local time). “There is the possibility that I’ll be killed,” said Kanter after the 119:112-victory of his team over the Los Angeles Lakers.

In the British capital London, the Knicks on 17. January against the Washington Wizards. The Team from New York also explained that Kanter will not take part in the trip due to Visa problems.

“Sadly, I can’t Mad to travel there because of this fucking, the Turkish President,” said the 26-Year-old, who had criticised in the past years, Erdogan several times. Since 2017 Kanter is the recognition of his Turkish nationality, stateless. “It’s pretty sad that all of that stuff influenced my career, and the Basketball, because I want to be out there and my Team to victory wants to help.” He called Erdogan a “dictator”.

Kanter is Gulen followers of the Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen. The Turkish government makes Gülen for the coup attempt in the summer of 2016 is responsible.