Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos –
Police detained a man on Wednesday morning in front of an entrance to the Turkish Parliament after he threatened to commit suicide.
The man was parked in front of the Parliament entrance holding a gun to his head inside of his car. After an hour-and-a-half of dissuasion efforts from both the police and a psychologist from Parliament’s medical center, he was detained.
The man, identified as Ö.F.B., reportedly said he had been defrauded by the mafia and asked for help from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The car was surrounded by police officers who tried to dissuade the man from killing himself, while several police sharpshooters also took positions to secure the area.