Enes Kanter meets with Bill, Hillary Clinton about human rights violations in Turkey
Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter continues to make waves in terms of his political battle against his home nation of Turkey. Recently, the 27-year-old sat down with no less than former United States President Bill Clinton and secretary of state Hillary Clinton to discuss his plight.
Had an amazing conversation with President @BillClinton and Madam secretary @HillaryClinton about Human Rights Violations in Turkey.
Told them my personal story and million others like mine.
Thank you for your support 🙏 pic.twitter.com/E05lEr0hpE
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) September 17, 2019
The Clinton’s appeared to have been very interested in what Kanter had to say, as it’s not everyday you see an NBA player meet with one of the most powerful couples in the United States today. Obviously, Kanter had a lot to say, and the Clinton’s were more than willing to hear him out.
Kanter’s issue with the current Turkish regime is no secret. As a matter of fact, this has even gone as far as the Turking government sending out a warrant for his arrest on rebellion charges. This has not fazed Kanter whatsoever, as he continues to publicly criticize what he deems to be a ruthless dictatorship.
In terms of his basketball, though, it’s great that despite all of Kanter’s extra curricular activities off the court, he is still able to maintain his game at the highest level. All his hard work continues to pay off, and just this summer, the Celtics signed the 27-year-old to a two-year, $10 million deal.
Last season, between the New York Knicks and the Portland Trail Blazers (he was traded in the middle of the season), Kanter averaged 13.7 points (on 54.9 percent shooting), 9.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 24.5 minutes per contest. More of the same is expected from him this coming season in Boston.