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Pictures show 'Turkish President talking man out of jumping off bridge'

Published 25/12/2015 | 19:46

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguard tries to convince Vezir Cakras over the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service Pool via AP Photo )
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguard tries to convince Vezir Cakras over the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service Pool via AP Photo )
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards escort Vezir Cakras, center, toward Erdogan's car after they convinced not to jump over the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. (Yasin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service Pool via AP Photo )
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, takes Vezir Cakras by hand while speaking on his mobile phone inside his car stationed over the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service Pool via AP Photo )

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office says he has talked a man out of jumping off a bridge.

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Television footage showed Mr Erdogan's motorcade stopping on Istanbul's Bosporus Bridge, where a man was apparently contemplating jumping off.

Mr Erdogan's aides are heard telling the man that the president wants to speak to him, then seen escorting him to Mr Erdogan's car.

Mr Erdogan does not leave his vehicle and keeps his phone pressed to his ear, but the man leans in and the two are seen talking.

An official from Mr Erdogan's office told The Associated Press the man was depressed because of family issues.

Mr Erdogan promised to help, said the official.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards escort Vezir Cakras, center, toward Erdogan's car after they convinced not to jump over the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. (Yasin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service Pool via AP Photo )
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards escort Vezir Cakras, center, toward Erdogan's car after they convinced not to jump over the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. (Yasin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service Pool via AP Photo )
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, takes Vezir Cakras by hand while speaking on his mobile phone inside his car stationed over the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service Pool via AP Photo )
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, takes Vezir Cakras by hand while speaking on his mobile phone inside his car stationed over the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015. (Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Press Service Pool via AP Photo )

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