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Enes Kanter has been cleared to play against the Raptors in Toronto on Christmas Day, per Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston.

The center of the Boston Celtics has been forced to skip games outside the United States, due to the tenuous situation with the Turkish government and president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Kanter is a political enemy of Erdogan and has faced severe consequences for his opposition to the Turkish government, having been cut off from most of his family.

Last week, Kanter asked for help from the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, hoping he will be granted permission to travel to Canada.

“I have a phone conversation with Justin Trudeau. So, that’s gonna be very exciting. So, I’m literally gonna ask, like, ‘Hey, I’m coming to your country. Is it OK for me to come?’” Kanter said.