İbrahim Tatlıses, born İbrahim Tatlı on 1 January 1952 in Siverek, Şanlıurfa, Turkey, is an Turkish pop-folk singer and actor of Arab-Kurdish origin who sings in Turkish. He was born in the city of Şanlıurfa, Turkey. Tatlıses has recorded 42 albums, including notable albums such as Ayağında Kundura and Selam Olsun. He is also the host of the television programme İbo Show and is a leading actor who has appeared in several dozen films. He has directed most of the films he acted in. Also, he is a businessman involved in the restaurant and tourism businesses, as well as in construction projects in Iraqi Kurdistan. He was shot in the head in an assassination attempt in 2011.