When not torturing/murdering its own people or attempting to censor the internet, Turkey keeps itself busy by making basketball players for American consumption. This is a shrewd move, as it keeps the masses distracted from the problems that plague the country:
-Rampant governmental corruption
-A spineless media
-Governmental ignorance of environmental concerns
Consume the delicious basketball product, people of Turkey! If you are placated sufficiently, your eyes will remain closed to a government that has never worked in your favor.