A Turkish woman who was shot in the head after ignoring threats not to appear on a TV talent show has woken from a coma. Mutlu Kaya, 19, had been warned her life was in danger if she sang on Sesi Cok Guze, a show similar to Britain’s Got Talent.
Sections of Turkish society are unhappy at the perceived liberalisation of women in the majority Muslim country.
Mutlu defied the threats and sang on the show but was later found having been gunned down at her home in the orthodox Kurdish in the Diyarbakir province.
A man entered her home and shot her in the head through a window, her father said. She had been preparing to appear on the talent show again.
Mutlu was left in a critical condition – but has incredibly now awoken after being in a coma for more than a month.
She conscious, able to communicate with family and friends and doctors are hopeful she will make a full recovery.
Kaya’s ex-boyfriend, 26-year-old Veysel Ercan, was charged with attempted murder in May.
The attack came amid fierce debate about violence against women in Turkey.
According to the non-governmental Platform to Stop Violence Against Women, 286 women were murdered in Turkey in 2014, and incredibly 134 so far in 2015.
Mutlu Kaya appearing during the show…