Enes Kanter announced that his father was released after serving seven years in a Turkish prison. The Boston Celtics center posted the news on his social media.
Kant’s father, Mehmet, was initially sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment on suspicion of supporting Fethullah Gulen, who was accused of leading a coup to overthrow the 2016 Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (Rey) Tayyip Erdogan).
In addition, the Turkish president has revoked the NBA center passport and banned him from returning to Turkey.
The Turkish player believes that his father’s case has become the focus of public attention, which puts pressure on the government to release Mehmet Kanter.