Lebanese singer divorces husband for Turkish citizenship

Lebanese singer divorces husband for Turkish citizenship

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Lebanese singer divorces husband for Turkish citizenship

Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe performs during the Mr Lebanon beauty contest in Adma, north of Beirut, late on January 22, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO

Lebanese singer Haifa Wehbe has divorced her husband of three years in order to acquire Turkish citizenship, daily Vatan has reported.
 
Wehbe reportedly agreed to become a Turkish citizen after Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek offered it to her several weeks ago when she came to Turkey to perform in a festival in Ankara.
 
Lebanese media also recently reported the end of Wehbe's marriage, claiming it was a move to ease the process of gaining Turkish citizenship.
 
Wehbe had earlier tweeted that she was "thrilled to get Turkish citizenship."

Haifa Wehbe