Mutulu Kaya, teen star of Turkish TV talent show shot in head

Updated: 20 May 2015
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Mutlu Kaya, 19, is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot on Monday in the conservative province of Diyarbak?r


A teenage star competing on a Turkish TV talent show has been shot in the head while rehearsing at home.

Mutulu Kaya, 19, remains in a critical condition after the shooting in Diyarbakir province early on Monday, according to local media reports.

Diyarbakir is a conservative, Kurdish-majority region in southeast Turkey and Ms Kaya had reportedly received death threats for singing on the show, Sesi Cok Guzel — a show similar to "The Voice".

Ms Kaya's mentor is Sibel Can, one of Turkey's best-known folk singers, who wrote on Instagram: "My beautiful Mutlu how could they wound you?"


The gunman was said to have been in the garden and fired through a window into the house.

One person has reportedly been arrested over the incident, BBC News reports.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that the shooter was a spurned lover jealous of Kaya's newfound success, said.




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