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Turner to get Swiss citizenship

Published 25/01/2013 | 17:45

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Tina Turner is to be granted Swiss citizenship

Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen.

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The American rock diva has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since 1995.

Now the local council has announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Simply The Best singer citizenship, newspaper Zuerichsee-Zeitung revealed on its website.

Tina's spokeswoman Karin Rhomberg told the paper that the singer wanted to "clarify her situation".

" Tina Turner will therefore also give back her US citizenship," she said.

The singer previously told German language newspaper Blick: "I'm very happy in Switzerland and I feel at home here... I cannot imagine a better place to live."

The decision still requires formal approval from state and federal authorities before it becomes official.

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