Enes Kanter thanks U.S. Senator Ed Markey after saying he will do ‘whatever is necessary’ to ensure he is able to travel safely
With his continuous political bout against his home nation of Turkey, Boston Celtics big man Enes Kanter has felt some relief upon learning that there are a number of important people in the United States that have his back. One such personality is no less than U.S. Senator Ed Markey, who recently pledged that he will do everything in his power to help uphold Kanter’s rights.
Statement from Senator Ed Markey: “Senator Markey will do whatever is necessary to make sure Enes Kanter can travel safely outside the United States to do his job, exercise his right to free speech, and help the Boston Celtics win next season.”
— Nicole Yang (@nicolecyang) July 18, 2019
Kanter, who remains to have a open arrest warrant from the Turkish government in what is being viewed by most as nothing more than political persecution, was more than happy to welcome the good Senator’s assistance. For his part, Kanter showed his utmost appreciation for the Senator’s support.
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) July 20, 2019
Senator Markey is currently serving as the junior U.S. Senator from the state of Massachusetts. Per his Wiki page, Markey was born in Malden, Massachusetts, and got his education in Boston. He appears to be a notable Celtics fan, and has shown that he is willing to use his power to help the embattled Kanter, who himself recently signed a two-year $10 million deal with the C’s.
The NBA has been expanding its reach to the international market, and this initiative has included a string of NBA Global Games, wherein select teams play both pre-season and regular season games in other countries outside the U.S. Should the Celtics be selected as a potential participant, then this might spell trouble for Kanter, whose safety might be threatened once he steps outside U.S. soil. Fortunately for him, he has the backing of a powerful U.S. senator, who has publicly given him his full support.