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THE Turkish president is notorious for his gift of the gab, and it’s a trait he can now claim has life-saving abilities.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used his celebrated rhetorical skills to save a life on Christmas day, preventing a distressed man from jumping off Istanbul’s Bosphorus Bridge.
The man was apparently preparing to jump to his death when Erdogan’s motorcade was passing over the bridge linking Europe with Asia after Friday prayers.
The presidential party quickly pulled over to offer assistance in an effort to dissuade the man from taking his own life.
The incident has generated plenty of headlines in the country and been seized upon by supporters to praise the leader, while others have still found a way to mock the