Kurdish singer from Turkey killed on stage in Istanbul

Kurdish singer stabbed to death in Istanbul.

Istanbul (Rudaw) – Selim Serhed, thirty-three-year-old Kurdish singer from Turkey, was stabbed to death at a night club in Istanbul.

According to a statement from Avcilar Police Department, Abdulselam Atamaca known as Serhed was killed during a fight Friday night at club in Istanbul.

Turkish police also reported the arrest of the killer.

The news of Serhed’s death came from the Twitter account of Onur Akay, one of deceased singer’s friends

“Our young friend and singer Selim Serhed was killed in a knife attack. Even worse, he was killed because he was singing Kurdish songs on stage,” Akay tweeted.

Turkish police refused Akay’s claim which also was published by a number of media outlets.

“The incident occurred because of girl issue. Other claims about the subject do not represent the truth of the matter,” Turkish police stated.

Serhed was father of three children. He was best known for his “Brina Baris – Pain of Peace” song.