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Saturday Quickies: Enes Kanter’s Father Freed Edition

The former Cat’s father was released from a Turkish prison

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Seven years after being arrested, Enes Kanter’s father has been released from prison.

The former Kentucky Wildcat shared the news on Twitter this morning.

Kanter, who has been a harsh critic of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has been targeted for his statements on Erdogan, calling him a dictator and comparing him to Adolf Hitler while trying to shine a spotlight on atrocities committed by the Turkish government.

The Turkish government cancelled Kanter’s passport in 2017 while he was abroad and last year, Turkish prosecutors were actively seeking his arrest.

This has been quite an unusual situation, but it is great news to see that Kanter’s father has been released.

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