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This CCTV footage shows a young man plunging a knife into his pal on a busy street after his mate refused to lend him some cash.
The incident was filmed by a shop CCTV camera in the district of Osmangazi in the north-western Turkish province of Bursa and later posted on social media.
In the footage, the victim, identified as 57-year-old Ali Yurdakul, is sitting on a step in the background while wearing light-coloured clothing and talking to a pal.
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The suspect, named Murat Senkaya, is seen wearing a white baseball cap and approaching the victim while apparently concealing a weapon behind his back.
He immediately attacks the victim, appearing to thrust a knife into his body.
The victim’s limp body falls backwards and the knifeman continues to stab him at least twice more.
The suspect then marches away while a small crowd gathers and the victim’s friend attends to him on the steps.
According to local media, Senkaya, who is said to suffer with mental health issues, asked to borrow money from the victim on the street.
Yurdakul refused to lend him any cash and an argument broke out.
Senkaya left the scene while the victim went to meet a friend, according to reports.
He was sitting on steps outside a cafe with the pal when the suspect repeatedly stabbed him in the lower back, according to local media.
Senkaya then reportedly fled the scene, leaving Yurdakul lying in a pool of blood.
The victim was rushed to the Bursa State Hospital where he is said to be in a critical condition, battling for his life.
Meanwhile, Senkaya was arrested and transferred to court where he has been found guilty, although the specific charge and sentence are to be decided at a later date.
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