Turkish president appeared to prevent a suicide on Christmas Day after he was filmed persuading a man to get back from the edge of a bridge.
Turkish President, Recep Tayip Erdogan was passing through the 211ft Bosphorus bridge which links Europe with Asia after Friday prayers on Christmas day when he spotted a man attempting to jump off the bridge.
The footage showed Erdogan’s bodyguards bringing the sobbing Unnamed man, who appeared to be in his early 30s, to talk to the President through the window of his car. After a few moments, the man could then be seen kissing Erdogan’s hand before being escorted to safety.
Police had allegedly been trying for almost two hours to talk the man out of committing suicide. He was said to have abandoned his car on the bridge and climbed over the side railing due to long-standing depression. The man has not yet been identified.