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Turkish staff of Saudi consulate give statements in Khashoggi probe

October 22, 2018 at 10:37 am

An official waits in front of the Saudi consulate as the waiting continues on the killing of Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on 21 October, 2018 [Muhammed Enes Yıldırım/Anadolu Agency]

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”.

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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.

Where is Jamal Khashoggi?... - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Where is Jamal Khashoggi?… – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]