İbrahim Tatlıses, (born 1 January 1952), is a pop-folk singer and actor of mixed Arab and Kurdish background who sings in Turkish as well as Kurdish. He was born in the city of Şanlıurfa, Turkey. Tatlıses has recorded 25 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 Northern Iraq. He was the target of an assassination attempt in 2011.