Turkey: Woman shot in the head for joining singing contest

Ankara, May 19:  A 19-year-old woman was shot in the head by an unidentified assailant in Turkey, allegedly over her decision to join a singing contest broadcast on national television, a media report said.

Mutlu Kaya was shot on Monday after the assailant broke into the garden of her house in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Turkey: Woman shot for joining contest

Kaya was seriously wounded by a bullet that went through her head. Her condition remains critical.

Kaya had recently joined a popular singing contest where she successfully completed the contest's pre-selection and caught the attention of Sibel Can, a famous Turkish singer.

State-run Turkish daily Posta reported on April 17 that the young contestant started receiving death threats from her father's tribe in Diyarbakir after joining the competition.

"When they heard that I was going to join the competition, they told me they would kill me. I am afraid," the report quoted Kaya as saying.


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