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NBA star Enes Kanter Freedom lands in Israel to run basketball camp

Portland Trail Blazers' Enes Kanter Freedom plays during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, February 4, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Portland Trail Blazers' Enes Kanter Freedom plays during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, February 4, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Turkish NBA star and human rights activist Enes Kanter Freedom lands in Tel Aviv to run a basketball camp for children of all backgrounds this summer.

Kanter posts a video of him landing near Tel Aviv on his Instagram story.

The basketball player, who is currently a free agent, is strongly outspoken on his beliefs, speaking out against the NBA’s cooperation with the Chinese government as well as against the behavior of his home country of Turkey.

He has said in interviews that he laments the anti-Israel rhetoric he hears regularly in Turkey and from its leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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