Kurdish man shot eight times at nightclub for requesting a Kurdish song


Gazi Akbayır -- Taken from CNN Turk.

A Kurdish man has been shot 8 times, and severely beaten after he requested a Kurdish song to be played at a nightclub in Turkey, Izmir. The man is identified as Gazi Akbayar, and originally from Tunceli.

According to CNN Turk, an investigation has been launched into this incident, and the attackers have been detained by police, but have yet to be identified. Recently, a Kurdish man was jailed for singing in Kurdish in Turkey. Earlier this year in July, a Kurdish singer called Aynur Dogan was booed off stage for singing in Kurdish while performing in Istanbul.