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Turkish Ambassador Releases Statement on Enes

The world is rejoicing that Enes has finally been freed (kind of) to Salt Lake City, Utah.  That includes Namik Tan, the Turkish ambassador to the United States, who released this statement regarding the Turkish phenom being selected:

“The Utah Jazz’ selection of Enes Kanter extends the rich bilateral basketball relationship between the United States and Turkey. Enes becomes the sixth Turk to currently play in the NBA, joining Hedo Turkoglu, Mehmet Okur, Semih Erden, Omer Asik and Ersan Ilyasova. As a country, Turkey is proud of its basketball roots and its growing ranks in the NBA.

“I’m confident Enes has all of the tools to be a great player in the NBA for many years to come and I’m looking forward to watching him play when he comes through Washington. I would like to extend my congratulations to Enes and his family on this terrific honor. Kudos as well to the Utah Jazz on a very wise selection.”

Kind of wish it just said, “Suck it, Emmert.”, but that works too.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

8 Comments for Turkish Ambassador Releases Statement on Enes



  1. PatPattersonISWalkingThruThatDoor
    11:27 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Wish this guy wouldve spent some political capital to get Enes freed a little sooner….



  2. DavenderCatTheSequel
    11:28 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Atta Turk!



  3. Ivan Drago
    11:30 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Blow me Turkey. You were one of the reasons Kanter didn’t play.



  4. bluetooth
    11:35 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    why wasnt he blowing some of that bs up emmerts skirt last fall ? think of the good pr enes could have obtained barnstorming the usa as a kentucky wildcat



  5. GratefulPie
    11:57 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    A Turk who uses the word “kudos”



  6. Al's IndiCats
    12:01 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Beis, you’re WAYYYYYY too kind!



  7. RidgeRunner
    12:27 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    3…right on



  8. RidgeRunner
    12:31 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Looks like the defense attorney Jose Baez, who is in the national news now regarding the trial of Cayce Anthony…

    Hey………….wait a minute, you don’t think? Nah, couldn’t happen….could it?