Saudi Tourists Warned Of Passport Theft In Turkey

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Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Turkey has issued another alert to its tourists visiting the country on safeguarding their belongings after a series of cases were reported involving the theft of Saudi passports in Istanbul.

Reports revealed that 165 Saudi passports were stolen in three Turkish tourist areas during the past four months.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry issued the first alert on July 2, saying that some citizens had filed complaints after they were subjected to pickpocketing in some regions of Turkey and added that many of them had lost their passports and money.

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Saudi tourists were targeted in the neighborhoods of Taksim, Ortakoy, and Besiktas in Istanbul and a decrease of 33.2 percent tourists visiting turkey has been observed during the first six months of this year.