Ergin Ataman Anadolu Efes
Photo: EuroLeague Basketball

Ergin Ataman was direct in addressing some Greek fans booing Turkey’s national anthem.

“I love Greece,” underlined the senior national team selector of Turkey. “We need more respect for our national anthem because we are friends. I saw people influenced by the political situation. This situation is created by the media. This situation is not good. As a fan, a basketball coach and a member of a basketball team, I think we must be respectful to each other. But we are friends, this is the reason we are here.”