A Saudi woman has reportedly been kidnapped while on a vacation in Istanbul, Turkey.
Police and the Saudi consulate are trying to make contact with the victim
The abductee was allegedly taken from a location near the hotel she and her family were staying at.
Sources have stated that surveillance cameras in the area recorded the moment the incident took place. A person carrying a small package was seen spraying a substance on the face of the Saudi tourist.
#Saudi mother kidnapped in #Istanbul while on holiday with family on Wednesday. The incident comes days after #SaudiArabia’s embassy in #Turkey issued a warning to its citizens after gunmen shot at and robbed a group of Saudi nationals in Istanbul.
— Ehab Al Obaidy (@Ehab8Alobaidy) August 21, 2019
The Saudi Embassy in Turkey issued a warning to advise Saudi nationals to be cautious. The most recent statement, as it was preceded by many this year, instructed people to avoid certain areas after dark.
“The embassy asks male and female citizens, who are present in Istanbul, to exercise vigilance and caution. It also advises against going to the areas of Taksim and Sisli after the sunset,” the embassy’s statement read.