Rock diva Tina Turner on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen
U.S. singer Tina Turner performs on stage during her concert at the Hallenstadion venue in Zurich, Switzerland in this photo taken Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009. (AP / Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, January 25, 2013 10:18AM EST
GENEVA - Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen.
The American rock diva has lived in the Zurich suburb of Kuesnacht since the mid-1990s. The local Zuerichsee-Zeitung newspaper said on its website the local council announced its decision to grant the 73-year-old Turner citizenship in an official notice published in Friday's edition.
The decision still requires formal approval from cantonal (state) and federal authorities.