Enes Kanter bashes Turkish president following unconfirmed death reports

Gabby Guerard
July 23, 2019 - 2:57 pm

New Celtics center Enes Kanter has used his NBA platform to speak out against Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan a number of times before. As a Turkey native, Kanter has accused Erdogan of running a totalitarian regime, suppressing fundamental freedoms and human rights.

Listen to your team news NOW.

But Monday evening, Kanter took to Twitter again, following reports that the Turkish president died of a heart attack.

As of Tuesday, the Turkish government still hadn’t confirmed or denied the rumors of Erdogan’s death, and it remains unclear at this time.

Though prior to this, Erdogan had fought back against the outspoken 6-foot-11 center. The Turkish president issued an arrest warrant for Kanter in his native country after accusing him of being part of a terrorist organization, in addition to cancelling his passport back in 2017.

Despite being free to speak on the subject in the U.S., he and his family are still in danger every day.

However, Kanter still believes what he’s doing is “way bigger than basketball.”