Turkey TV talent show: Woman contestant shot in head
18 May 2015
From the section Europe
A Turkish woman who has been taking part in a talent show on national TV has been shot in the head while rehearsing at home, Turkish media say.
Mutlu Kaya, 19, was in a critical condition after being shot in Diyarbakir province early on Monday.
Diyarbakir is a conservative region in south-east Turkey and Ms Kaya had reportedly received death threats for singing on the show, Sesi Cok Guzel.
One person has reportedly been arrested in connection with the incident.
The gunman was said to have been in the garden and fired through a window into the house.
Ms Kaya’s father, Mehmet Kaya, told local media his daughter had been rehearsing to go back on the show when she was shot at her home in the Ergani district.
“I just want my daughter to be healthy and don’t want anything else,” he said.
“I am expecting help from Sibel Can, she is like a mother to Mutlu.”
He was referring to the leading folk singer who is the mentor for Ms Kaya on the show.
“My beautiful girl Mutlu, how could they wound you? I am very sad,” Ms Can wrote on Instagram, Agence France-Presse reported.
Diyarbakir is Kurdish majority and is known for its strongly conservative values.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment