Turkish basketballer Enes Kanter Freedom has confirmed plans to visit Greece and meet with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to discuss issues around the refugee issue in the Aegean.
Freedom, who has played in the NBA for over a decade with a number of teams, including the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks, is a vocal critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Freedom’s open criticism of the Turkish regime has meant that he’s been unable to visit his home country for some time.
Now the basketballer plans on visiting Greece, where he also hopes to play one day for one of the country’s biggest teams.
“Now that I have my American passport, I intend to visit Greece and meet with the prime minister, to discuss the pushbacks of Turkish refugees,” Freedom said, according to a report by EuroHoops. “Depending on how our conversation goes, I will talk to him about the possibility of playing professionally in Greece.”
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