Sorry to be so blunt, but here we have a horrific tragedy and a great need for prayer:
Mutlu Kaya, 19, from the conservative region of Diyarbakir in the Kurdish-majority south-east of of the country, had reportedly received death threats after appearing on the show.
Kaya was attacked at her home in Ergani district in the early hours of Monday, Dogan news agency reported. The assailant reportedly fired a bullet into the house through a back window in the garden.
The victim had been appearing on Sesi Çok Güzel, a show similar to Britain’s Got Talent. Her mentor is Sibel Can, one of Turkey’s best-known folk-pop singers.
This is her performance:
And here is another sweet song -- so sweet that her mama weeps:
Bless this dear girl (who was shot as she was practicing in the home) -- and prayers for a full recovery.
ADDENDUM: a little added context from the Guardian
The Kurdish majority southeast of Turkey is known for its strongly conservative values, with women expected to perform a traditional role. The attack on Mutlu comes at a time of intensifying anger in Turkey over the extent of violence against women, with hundreds of wives killed by their husbands every year.
Hundreds. Yearly. Prayers for all.