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Turkey looking to search house of Saudi consul

October 11, 2018 at 11:02 am

Police set up barricade in front of Saudi consulate as the waiting continues on the disappearance of Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey on 11 October 2018 [Muhammed Enes Yıldırım/Anadolu Agency]

Turkish authorities seek to search the house of the Saudi consul in Istanbul Mohammad Al-Otaibi, the New Khaleej reported yesterday.

Reports said that the Turkish authorities requested access to the Saudi consulate and the house of the consul at the same time in order to search them for clues on the whereabouts of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who has not been seen since he entered the consulate last week.

According to the reports, the request to search the house came after information emerged that one of the cars which are suspected to have helped remove the body of missing Khashoggi from the consulate headed to the consul’s house.

Turkish authorities released footage of a black Mercedes which stopped in front of Al-Otaibi’s house at 3:09pm on the day of Khashoggi’s disappearance.

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi and the Israel-Saudi alliance

So much for Freedom of Expression in Saudi Arabia – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]