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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter on why he fears Erdogan

Clip: 01/17/2019 | 7m 36s Video has closed captioning.

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter is foregoing a team trip to London due to safety concerns. An outspoken critic of Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Kanter fears retaliation from associates of Erdogan, and that he might be detained or even killed. Meanwhile, Turkish prosecutors are accusing the athlete of connections to terrorism. Kanter tells Amna Nawaz why he feels "like an American."

Aired: 01/17/19

Rating: NR

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