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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 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."

July/24/2012

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Dr. Prof. Novnesense

7/24/2012 1:11:27 PM

Nothing short of a Scandal! This fellow is a one man state! how on earth can he do this? Words fail me right now

Tayyar Abi

7/24/2012 12:39:20 PM

A Mayor can bestow citizenship? How is this possible?

Can Kent

7/24/2012 12:34:38 PM

Scandalous! If citizenship is given like that, that means Turkey is not a country with rule of law, as it pretends.

MR Somalia

7/24/2012 12:04:09 PM

The Mayor holds so much power. I never heard of a mayor over riding immigration laws. He should face corruption charges and conflict of interest. He will now marry her and file a form for her as his wife. What a smart Turkish man, she is already old and gone. Can I become a Turkish too? I promise I will abandon my camel in Somalia...let me twitt that now :) This is a joke!
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