Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s motorcade stops on Bosphorus bridge where man was apparently contemplating jumping off
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office says the Turkish president has talked a man out of jumping off a bridge.
Television footage on Friday showed Erdogan’s motorcade stopping on
Istanbul’s Bosphorus bridge, where a man was apparently contemplating
jumping off. In the footage, Erdogan’s aides are heard telling the man
that the president wants to speak to him, then seen escorting him to
Erdogan’s car. The president does not leave his vehicle but the man
leans in and the two are seen talking.
An official from Erdogan’s office told the Associated Press the man
was depressed because of family issues. Erdogan promised to help, said
the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with