Khashoggi Was strangled upon entering consulate, Turkey says

Hugh Fox
November 3, 2018

Saudi Arabia's chief public prosecutor is in Istanbul - where Khashoggi was killed on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate - to meet with Turkish authorities as part of his country's investigation.

Khashoggi's body was then dismembered and destroyed in yet another sign his killing was planned in advance, the prosecutor's office said.

Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 Saudi suspects detained in the kingdom in connection with the killing.

The Riyadh had earlier admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed its consulate in Istanbul.

Germany has vowed to halt all German arms exports to Saudi Arabia until the killing of Khashoggi is explained.

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Saudi Arabia's attorney general is scheduled to arrive in Turkey to hold talks with investigators looking into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

The 59-year-old was a columnist for The Washington Post and vanished after entering the consulate in Istanbul.

His body has not been found, but Turkey, the USA and Saudi Arabia have all agreed that he was killed at the consulate.

Saudi officials also needed to disclose who had sent a 15-strong team to Istanbul to carry out the operation targeting Khashoggi, as well as the identity of a local agent said to have helped dispose of his body.

Turkey says that despite all well-intended efforts, authorities have unable to reach "concrete results" in the investigation of Khashoggi's killing.

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Senate Democrats are demanding a classified briefing to find out if USA intelligence knew anything beforehand about plans by Saudi Arabia to abduct or harm a writer for The Washington Post who was killed earlier this month.

Turkey is seeking the extradition of the Saudi suspects detained for the killing, which happened after Khashoggi entered the consulate on October 2.

Business Insider has contacted Saudi Arabia's embassy in Washington, DC, for comment. It did not say if Turkish officials would travel to Saudi Arabia.

The board accused the Saudi government and its "de facto accomplices" in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump of remaining silent instead of clarifying the questions about the murder.

Under mounting worldwide pressure, Saudi Arabia has changed its narrative about Khashoggi's killing several times, and has recently acknowledging that Turkish evidence shows it was premeditated.

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