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Singer Ibrahim Tatlises, famous also in Greece and across the Middle East, has been shot and seriously wounded in an attack in Istanbul.
He was shot in the head by unidentified men after midnight on Saturday and left in a critical condition, reports said.
Mr Tatlises, 58, had just left the offices of private Turkish channel Beyaz TV with his spokeswoman, who was also hit.
They were both taken to hospital and underwent surgery.
The singer, known as Emperor and one of Turkey's biggest stars, had just left a TV studio shortly after midnight, and was about to leave by car when he was attacked.
According to media reports, the gunmen, carrying Kalashnikov rifles, escaped in a car.
No group has yet claimed involvement in the attack,
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