Two Turkish air stewards, one male and the other female, working on a Fly Air plane rented by Saudi Arabian Airlines, were taken into detention by the religious police after they entered the family area of a restaurant in Riyadh. An unnamed air stewardess and a male member of the cabin crew entered a restaurant opposite their hotel and sat in the family area, minutes later they were detained after the Saudi Arabian religious police (Mutawwa), entered the restaurant.
Asked if they were married
The two young Turks were immediately arrested when they replied, “No” when asked whether or not they were married. They were released eight and a half hours later, with the intervention of Fly Air and the Ambassador to Turkey in Riyadh.