Turkey Official Says Journalist Murder 'Evidence' Found in Saudi Consulate


A high-level Turkish official said Tuesday that police have found "certain evidence" during their search of the Saudi Consulate showing that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there.

The official did not provide details on the evidence that was recovered during the hourslong search at the diplomatic mission that ended early Tuesday.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the investigation.

Turkish officials say Saudi agents killed and dismembered the writer at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Saudi Arabia previously called the allegation "baseless," but U.S. media reports suggest the Saudis may soon acknowledge Khashoggi was killed there, perhaps as part of a botched interrogation.

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Thumb s.o.s 16 October 2018, 18:24

Bashar murdered and tortured hundreds of thousands of people just like his father. Now the entire world is prosecuting Saudi Arabia for one guy. Yes, it's wrong , he was a political asylum seeker in Turkey, just like Aoun was in France for 16 years, he should have been protected by my Turkish brothers.

Thumb Southern......... 16 October 2018, 18:24

while Hariri calls for support of the regime, the new Saudi regime.

Missing cimitero 16 October 2018, 20:22

Zahra Kazemi, a Canadian-Iranian photojournalist, died while in custody in Tehran's Evin prison. A few days later, Kazemi fell into a coma and died. Doctors examining her body determined that she died from a fractured skull and had been beaten, tortured, and raped. Although Iranian authorities insist that her death was accidental and that she died of a stroke while being interrogated.

Hassan Nasrallah: as long as Iran has money, Hezbollah has money.

Thumb libanaisresilient 17 October 2018, 03:35

Torture is Evil no matter where it happens, Jesus was tortured, and he can't wait to destroy all these Evil creatures whom perpetuate this Evil practices

Missing Ali.Abbas.Badran 17 October 2018, 05:35

@tric.resilient - You're again confusing your khomeinist teachings with Christianity (not Cristhianity). Jesus doesn't destroy anyone Evil or otherwise. Jesus is love and forgiveness. Jesus is turning the other cheek. From on the cross he cried "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing". that is Jesus.
Your khomeinist mahdi2.0 is all about blood, killing and death. He will allegedly come back and destroy everyone who disagree with it. It's all a mahdi knows to do just like the khomenist revolution.

Thumb whyaskwhy 17 October 2018, 16:06

Cimetro Iran terrorizes the world under the guise that its liberating Palestine and many an Arab is ready to beleive that. Why? simply because of our lack of education and vision for self rule.

Thumb libanaisresilient 17 October 2018, 03:14

Hariri calls?? Hariri was held hostage by MBS, Do u really think he gives a shot on what's happening now? He couldn't be more satisfied!
All solidarity he shows is not more than cheap propaganda

Thumb whyaskwhy 16 October 2018, 18:49

In reality if proven KSA has to admit that this would not be the first time they have at least tried to kidnap and return to the Kingdom their victim. It sounds like it blew up out of proportion but on the other hand it highlights the seriousness of what there would be to pay when you take freedom away from people.
Southern please do not preach to us about your thoughts on Harri's calls, you support a regime that open kills people without provocation and advertises it. When Iran becomes democratic then you have a right to share your thoughts on other nations.

Thumb Southern......... 16 October 2018, 20:21

but apart from what the Saudis do, who is Khashoggi!?

Khashoggi was from Al Qaeda and had information about the Saudi ties with them.


Missing cimitero 16 October 2018, 20:35

khashoggi was ekhwanji. that is why qatar some turks are so in arms and why iran has been so reserved. the iranians are glad this happened one less headache for them as well.