Rock diva Tina Turner on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen after years in the country

1/25/2013
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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U.S. singer Tina Turner performs on stage during her concert at the Hallenstadion venue in Zurich, Switzerland. Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen.

Associated Press

U.S. singer Tina Turner performs on stage during her concert at the Hallenstadion venue in Zurich, Switzerland.  Tina Turner is 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. Tina Turner is on her way to becoming a Swiss citizen.

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.