Bojan Bogdanovic was taking some time off this week after leading Croatia to a berth in the Olympics. He and his girlfriend had settled into Turkey's Bodrum peninsula on the Aegan sea. He posted his view on Instagram...
Translation: "Easy ... A few days of rest before continuing the mission to Rio"
Problem was that Turkey's president, Recep Erdogan, was staying nearby and as the military coup began Friday night, Turkish air force planes flew low overhead and Erdogan claims dropped bombs on the hotel where plotters believed he was staying.
Time to leave. Eurohoops and sportfm.gr report Bogdanovic got out via boat, crossing the Aegan to the Greek Island of Rhodes with the help of his agent and Greek team officials on the Rhodes end. .
The "escape" was arranged via his agent in collaboration with the team manager of the Greek team Colossus, George Gkotzogiannis and a member of the club board. The trip between Bodrum Peninsula and Rhodes takes an hour. The 27-year-old Croatian arrived safe, spend a few hours in Rhodes and then left for Zagreb, the Croatian capital. He heads to South America this week for the Olympics.