Folk icon İbrahim Tatlıses shooter sentenced to 36 years in prison
ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency
İbrahim Tatlises, 61, suffered paralysis on the left side of his body and spent almost two months at a clinic in Germany after being shot in the head in Istanbul in 2011. Hürriyet photoAn Istanbul court has sentenced one of the suspects accused of assaulting Turkish folk icon İbrahim Tatlıses to 36 years and six months in prison. Abdullah Uçmak, one of twelve people prosecuted in the trial, was found guilty of attempted murder, causing injury and threatening and operating a criminal organization.
The attackers fired on Tatlıses with assault rifles on March 14, 2011, while he was leaving a television studio, wounding him in the head.
The assault left the famous singer seriously injured after sustaining a head injury that prevented him from singing for several months. He returned to the stage last spring after a long period of recovery.