The outspoken German-Kurdish footballer is in hiding after surviving an apparent assassination attempt in Germany. Naki's political beliefs have shaped his football career, and they may now be endangering his life.Read More
The red of the Turkish flag (and the shirt) is meant to evoke the blood of martyrs, and the model Turkish footballer should be a struggling, self-sacrificial fighter and an underdog.
"It’s all about this idea of Turks being this group of people that never give up."Read More