It has been on the agenda many times in the A National Basketball Team, but the process of transition to Turkish citizenship was accelerated with the statement of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, ‘We would like to see such a successful basketball player in the team’.
Citizenship process of Anadolu Efes superstar Shane Larkin has been officially completed. Larkin, who had a great season, went to the Provincial Directorate of Population and Citizenship yesterday on Istanbul Vatan Street and made the final signature for Turkish citizenship.
the Turkey Basketball Federation, Shane Larkin official Turkish citizenship, was announced on the official website.
In the statement of the federation; “Anadolu Efes player Shane Larkin have made about his application it has been approved to receive the citizenship of the Republic of Turkey. Born in 1992, the player gained Turkish citizenship as well as the citizenship of the United States, in accordance with the 12th article of the Turkish citizenship law number 5901, with the President’s decision dated 06/02/2020 and numbered 2020/2088. Thus, Shane Larkin had the right to wear the shirt of our A Men’s National Team ”.
His name will not change!
Shane Larkin, who does not have to change the name by law, will not change his name for the National Team. On the other hand, Larkin announced last week that he will wear the national team shirt and social media, he wrote: “Turkey joining the national team, I am honored to have the opportunity to represent this country. It is extremely exciting to carry the Turkish Flag proudly on my chest. I cannot guarantee you success or victory. But I can promise you one thing. I will fight for this country until the last drop of the term and reveal all the energy and power I have. I promise you ”
Giving his first interview to Fanatik after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statement, Larkin stated that he looks warm to wear the Moon-Star jersey, and answered the question ‘Do you definitely want to wear a uniform in the National Team?’