(BBC) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked a man out of jumping off a bridge in Istanbul, his office says.
The man had climbed over a railing on the Bosphorus bridge linking Europe with Asia and was threatening to kill himself.
Mr Erdogan's motorcade was crossing the bridge at the time.
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Television pictures showed Mr Erdogan's staff asking the sobbing man to talk to the president. After a few moments, he was escorted to safety.