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The president of the Turkish Basketball Federation, Hedo Turkoglu, addressed the situation with the New York Knicks player, Enes Kanter.

Kanter informed the Knicks that he will not travel with the team to London for the 2019 NBA London Game (January 17).

The reason is that he is afraid of his life, due to his ongoing dispute with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkoglu released an official statement, mentioning that Kanter cannot travel to London because of passport and visa issues, while his remarks are “irrational and distort the truth”.