One poor fellow in Turkey – who reportedly had family problems – was lucky enough to find himself on the same bridge and at the same time as president Recep Erdogan had been traveling through it. The man was talked out of a suicide attempt, media reported.
In a video released on Christmas day, the presidential motorcade is seen on Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge – at the very same time that a man appears to be standing on it behind the guard rail, facing the bay.
The footage, which was shot by Dogan news agency, shows Erdogan’s bodyguards coming up to the man, apparently telling him that the Turkish president is in the car and he should go over to him.
The man – still moving behind the rail – looks confused, and the bodyguards are seen trying to convince him that “yes, it’s true, that’s the president over there.”
Eventually, he climbs over to the safe side of the bridge and – quite convincingly – is directed towards a black Mercedes by a group of presidential aides. Several cameramen filming the miraculous meeting and photographers’ flashes can be seen in the video.
Source: RT News
Dogan news, eh. Doggone! And imagine being able to save someone from himself without even getting out of your limo or breaking the conversation you are having with Obama on you Iphone, version ‘xyz’ for superheroes!
I saw it already yesterday in a state-controlled Turkish daily. Let’s hope not too many Turks fell for this stupid PR stunt.