Was Khashoggi sent to Istanbul by Embassy in DC?

10 October, 2018, 01:10 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks on his cellphone at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland

Earlier on Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saudi Arabia should prove that Khashoggi has, in fact, left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Turkish officials told the The Washington Post and Reuters on Saturday that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate.

There, newspapers have called Khashoggi's disappearance a plot ginned up by Qatar, who the kingdom has been boycotting with three other nations since past year. "We have some concrete information, it won't be an unresolved crime", the Middle East Eye reported.

Jamal Khashoggi is one of the Arab world's most prominent journalists and commentators.

Reuters journalists toured the six-storey consulate in northern Istanbul which Khashoggi entered on Tuesday to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Airport entrances and exits are being investigated.

The New York Times account says its sources report the Saudis "had arrived to silence Mr. Khashoggi, but that it was not clear if the plan had been to bring him back to Saudi Arabia alive, and something went wrong, or if the intention was to kill him there".

"I assure you that the reports that suggest that Jamal Khashoggi went missing in the Consulate in Istanbul or that the Kingdom's authorities have detained him or killed him are absolutely false, and baseless", Prince Khaled said in the statement released on Monday evening.

As Khashoggi wrote in his first column in the Post: 'That is how breathtakingly fast you can fall out of favor with Saudi Arabia'.

"If Mr Khashoggi was murdered inside the consulate, it will cast the Saudi regime and its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in a new and disturbing light and require a thorough reevaluation of US-Saudi relations", the newspaper said in an op-ed. The Post said "a person close to the investigation" shared the image with them.

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Kislakci also alleged, based on conversations with officials he did not name, that Khashoggi was made to "faint", then was dismembered.

The search will take place as part of the official investigation, which was being conducted "in an intense manner", he said without giving any date.

That relationship is already strained over several issues, including Turkey's support for Qatar in the blockade by Saudi Arabia; its closeness to the Muslim Brotherhood - blacklisted by Riyadh as a terrorist organisation; and its rapprochement with Saudi Arabia's arch-rival Iran.

The Foreign Ministry said Saudi authorities have notified Ankara they are "open to co-operation" and will allow the consulate building to be searched.

The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has warned Saudi Arabia that its friendship with the United Kingdom depends on shared values, after he demanded answers over claims that a Saudi hit squad may have played a role in the disappearance and possible killing of Jamal Khashoggi. She accused Saudi Arabia of "state terrorism" and called on the global community to take action against the kingdom.

"What we do care about is Jamal's well-being and revealing the truth about what occurred", the ambassador said.

Officials say the convoy left the consulate around two hours after Khashoggi entered.

"And that happened", the crown prince told Bloomberg on Friday in a wide-ranging interview.

Khashoggi, 59, had a long career as a senior journalist in Saudi Arabia and also as an adviser to top officials.

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