Singer Müslüm was at the bombing in Istanbul
“Chills ran down my spine”
Six people were killed in a bomb attack in the middle of Istanbul on Sunday. The Swiss cult musician Müslüm (42) would be on the spot. “I was lucky,” says Bernák.
Swiss cult musician Müslüm (42) was very close to the bombing on Sunday.
Carla De-VizziNews editor
Sunday’s bomb attack in Istanbul claimed six lives. It could have been more. Because when the bomb hit the lively Istiklal promenade, Swiss cult musician Müslüm (42) was very close. “I was lucky today,” writes Müslüm, whose real name is Semih Yavsaner, on Instagram.
The hotel is less than 200 meters from the promenade
“I was only two metro stations away from the scene of the tragedy,” Müslüm, who traveled to Istanbul for the video shoot, tells Blick. If he had taken the subway, he would have turned onto the exact street where it happened. And exactly at the time of the explosion. His hotel is about 200 meters from the site of the assassination.
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Actually, everything would talk about riding the subway. “But for some reason I intuitively decided against it and went 22 minutes instead. And that despite the fact that he wasn’t exactly in top form after an evening of drinking in Istanbul. When his mother, who lives in Turkey, called him and told him about the bombing, “chills ran down his spine.”
It was “mystical” that he ultimately decided against the subway. Still, of course, he is incredibly grateful that nothing happened to him: “Life is simply a gift,” says the musician with Turkish roots.
What happened still seems surreal to the iconic figure. Shortly before the bomb went off, authorities checked every single taxi. “They may have already received information about the bombing.
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“People are disappointed”
Whether and when Müslüm can still shoot his music video remains to be seen. Ironically, while the attack is “infinitely tragic,” his song is more relevant than ever.
“One of my newer songs is about life being limited and a mystery,” explains Berner. However, his video is secondary. “First of all, it is important that those who suffered from the attack recover.
The mood on the ground is deeply depressed. “People are disappointed. You can tell they’re nervous that Istanbul is under attack again.’