İdris Tiftikçi – Taner Yener – Erhan Tekten Istanbul, Dec 25 (DHA) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dissuaded a man`s suicide attempt over Istanbul`s Bosphorus Bridge on Dec. 25, a Doğan News Agency footage showed.
Erdoğan was incidentally passing over the bridge when the man was on the edge of a suicide attempt. Erdoğan`s bodyguards approached the man while the president communicated with him through his car door window.
The president talked with the man for a while as he also kissed Erdoğan in the hand.
Reports indicate the man was from Turkey`s eastern Siirt province and had family problems. Erdoğan was traveling from Üsküdar, where he attended Friday prayers, towards the Mabeyn Mansion in Beşiktaş.
– Man in suicide attempt
– Erdoğan`s police convoy
– Security guards of Erdoğan approached the man
– The man goes to Erdoğan`s car
– Kisses Erdoğan in the hand
– Footage from beneath the bridge
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