By Eurohoops team / firstname.lastname@example.org
The political feud between Hedo Turkoglu and Enes Kanter keeps going strong and the most recent saga took place on CNN Turk. “Two years ago, I said Kanter’s head is not working and he proved me right. He is now a traitor and I hope God never gives anyone a son like him”, Turkoglu dissed the Thunder‘s player.
Hedo Turkoglu had been a loyal member of the Turkish national team during his career, as opposed to Enes Kanter who has not played for it since 2011. Not only that, but Kanter has been publicly antagonistic towards the national team since 2013.
Kanter refused to play for Turkey in the past and this summer he was not invited. He reacted citing politics as the reason behind his non inclusion, as the Turkish government has been in conflict with the Gulen movement, which Kanter is a part of since 2013.
Eventually, the Thunder player tweeted a photo of Hedo Turkoglu with Turkey’s president, with the caption “this is why I was not invited”. Turkoglu on the other hand is the new president of the Turkish basketball federation and also a chief advisor to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.