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İbrahim Tatlıses

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İbrahim Tatlıses, also known as İbo (born January 1, 1952), is a Turkish pop-folk singer and actor. He was born in the city of Şanlıurfa, in southeastern Anatolia. Tatlıses has recorded 25 albums, including notable albums such as Ayağında Kundura and Selam Olsun. He is also the host of the television programme İbo Show and is a leading actor who has appeared in several dozen films. He has directed most of the films he acted in. Besides, he is a businessman involved in the restaurant and tourism businesses, as well as in construction projects in Iraqi Kurdistan.

İbrahim Tatlıses was born in the south-eastern town of Sanliurfa to a Kurdish father (Ahmet Tatli) and an Arab mother named Leyla Tatli. His father died when he was a child, and Tatlıses was raised by his Mother Leyla. He began singing at weddings when he was young.

Then while he was working in constructions as a normal worker, singing, his singing was heard by a businessman from Adana, and he started appearing in nightclubs.

He was shot in the leg in 1990, and survived an assassination attempt in 1998. In March 2011, he was attacked, and was wounded seriously in the head.

On Monday March 14, 2011, at 00:30 local time, Ibrahim Tatlises and his spokeswoman Buket Çakıcı were shot at by unknown assailants after leaving the offices of the private Turkish channel Beyaz TV following his weekly television show. While entering their vehicle Tatlises was hit with a bullet that entered the back of his skull and exited through the front.

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