ADVERTISEMENT

Erdogan dissuades Bosphorus Bridge jumper

Erdogan dissuades Bosphorus Bridge jumper
Copyright 
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

A dramatic scene on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge on Friday as Turkish President Erdogan dissuaded a man from committing suicide. Erdogan motorcade

ADVERTISEMENT

A dramatic scene on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge on Friday as Turkish President Erdogan dissuaded a man from committing suicide.

Erdogan motorcade happened to be crossing the bridge as the man was preparing to jump.

The president’s bodyguards approached him and Erdogan spoke to him through his car window.

Turkish state media reports that the man, Vezir Catras, is from Turkey’s eastern Siirt province and has family trouble.

Catras soon climbed back over the railing and spoke to Erdogan in his car, at one point kissing him on his hand.

Erdogan gave instructions for officials to solve the man’s problems before driving off.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Leaders of regional rivals Greece and Türkiye meet in bid to thaw relations

Are billions of EU funds sent to Turkey to help refugees really making a difference?

Cable car crash in Antalya kills one, leaves many stranded