“Since 2006 I have proudly played with Turkey’s National Team. I have had many successes with my teammates. However, this year I had a very tiring season and I had a long period of uncertainty in NBA. I am not in a position to contribute physically and psychologically to our National Team. Because of these reasons, I have had many conversations with the Federation over the last few months about the possibility of not being able to join the National Team. With this in mind, I regret to say that I can not take part in our National Team this summer. I will support our National Team with heartfelt support in this championship and will follow it.