Enes Kanter of Turkey speaks to reporters at a media availability session ahead of the 2011 NBA Draft in New York, June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo
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Enes Kanter, 24, a center for the NBA outfit Oklahoma City Thunder, has backed exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen in Twitter postings after the attempted putsch aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan."May my God take from my life and give every second of it to my teacher (Gulen)".Appearing to signal that he had changed his name as a sign of loyalty, he signed the letter "Enes (Kanter) Gulen". In the wake of the coup, Kanter repeatedly retweeted articles containing denials by Gulen that he was behind the putsch.Kanter is not the only Turkish sports star caught up in the controversy.
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