Celtics’ Enes Kanter Changing Last Name to ‘Freedom’

Enes Kanter Freedom

Boston Celtics’ center Enes Kanter is changing his last name to “Freedom,” per a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1464974953351200768

Kanter will become a United States citizen on Monday.

Kanter, 29, has been an outspoken critic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of his native country of Turkey.

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In 2017, Kanter said he was “stateless.”

Two years later, Turkey requested that Interpol issue a red notice for his arrest.

On Monday, Enes Freedom will be granted full United States’ citizenship rights under The Constitution and The Bill of Rights.

As a citizen, Freedom will be protected by the United States’ consular network abroad.

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