OT Enes Kanter charged for insulting Hedo Turkoglu

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    New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is facing charges for various insults against Turkish Basketball Federation president, chief advisor to president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and former NBAer Hedo Turkoglu, according to Turkish newspaper Sabah.

    An indictment was filed on the grounds that Kanter has “insulted Turkoglu more than once on different dates”, per the report by Sabah.

    The Istanbul Cyber Crimes Investigation Bureau prepared the indictment which is based on “humiliating and hurtful messages” made by Kanter against Turkoglu on his social media.

    The indictment mentions that even though Kanter won’t appear before the judge, he will be tried in absentia because he “has to be punished for the charges of insult”. The case will be heard before the Assize Court.

    This is just one of the many charges that Kanter has been accused of by the Turkish government. Apart from the charges for “being a member of an armed terrorist group” due to his support of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is considered by the Turkish government as the mastermind of the 2016 failed military coup, Kanter has also faced charges for insulting president Erdogan.

    http://www.eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/611880/enes-kanter-charged-for-insulting-hedo-turkoglu/
     
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    Sure would have been awkward if we had signed Turkoglu back in the day and OKC not matched our offer for Kanter. It would have torn apart our Portland Turkish community.
     
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    I think all of us may be soon facing charges in Turkey, once they see the threads when Turkoglu went to Toronto instead.

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    Erdogan couldn't be bothered to comment on the matter. He's too busy planning to ethnically cleanse the Kurds and make love to his Hitler blow up doll.
     
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    For real, part of the team I commanded in Kabul had Turkish advisors on it. Whole spectrum from guys who spoke English well and had been trained "in the West", to guys who had never left Turkey before coming to AFG. I kept in touch with a couple after I left via email from time to time, and in the last year they've all dropped off the map and my emails went unresponded. I stopped sending them once I realized they probably did more harm than good if you're being persecuted for being under the sway of Western Christians and you have this US military dude emailing you.
     
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    If insulting Hedon't is wrong, I don't wanna be right.
     
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    For saying mean things? Weaksauce
     
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    So Turkey has the same no insult rule we have here...just worse prisons
     
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