Five Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are giving statements as witnesses under an investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish broadcaster NTV said today.
Twenty consulate workers gave statements to prosecutors in relation to the incident last week, NTV had reported previously.
Khashoggi went missing on 2 October when he entered the consulate in Istanbul. After weeks of denying knowledge of his fate, Saudi officials said the prominent journalist was killed in a “rogue operation”.
A critic of the ruling Saudi family, Khashoggi was outspoken in regards his views of the kingdom’s plans for change, writing a regular column in the Washington Post.