Great news for the former New York Knicks Kanter

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Former Knick Enes Kanter announced on Friday that his father had been released from a Turkish prison after being detained there for seven years.

Kanter has long been a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

His criticisms stem in part from what he believes is Erdogan’s unfair treatment of the Turkish people. Here is more information about his father’s captivity and here is more information about Kanter’s vocal struggle against his former government and the toll he took on his family.