Following the circulation of a video on social media that depicted a Turkish individual menacing Saudi tourists in Turkey, the Saudi embassy verified the arrest of the individual via a statement issued on Wednesday.

In the widely-shared video, the individual is observed brandishing a knife and yelling at two Arab tourists who are seated outside a café. The individual is heard exclaiming, "Don't speak Arabic, you are in Turkey." The embassy took to X to announce that the relevant Turkish authorities apprehended the individual who was menacing the citizens with a 'sharp' object. A comprehensive statement was released subsequent to his apprehension.

The Turkish police detained a man for verbally assaulting and threatening two Saudi businessmen in Istanbul's Maslak district. The man was heard shouting racist epithets against Arabs, declaring, "Here in Turkey, you don’t speak Arabic." In his initial statement post-arrest, the man...

According to media reports, the man was allegedly under the influence of alcohol during the incident. In the event of emergencies, citizens are encouraged to contact Saudi authorities at the number - 00905495646655. The authority expressed its commitment to the safety of all its citizens and assured ongoing monitoring of their well-being. It also expressed its appreciation to the Turkish authorities for their swift action in the matter.