IFWT_Enes Kanter

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Enes Kanter posted screenshots on Twitter of the death threats he’s received since Friday, following the failed military coup in his native Turkey.

The threats are written in Turkish but I was able to translate his tweets.

“Death threats continue to fall,” Kanter posted on Twitter, in Turkish. “Prayer does not stand still.”

On Friday, a military faction launched a failed attempt to overthrow Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime.

After a terrorist bombing in Turkey’s capital of Ankara in March, Kanter was outspoken against Erdogan’s government. The attack killed 37 people and injured more than 100. Kanter criticized the country’s blocked access to social media and the limited broadcast media coverage.

In June 2015, Kanter said he was left off Turkey’s national team for Eurobasket 2015 because of his politics. National team coach Ergin Ataman said at the time that the decision was not political.

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source: ESPN