Turkish Police “Found Evidence” to Confirm Khashoggi’s Death
A senior Turkish source said police found evidence during their search of the Saudi consulate that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed there.
The official said the Turkish official gave no further details about the evidence, which was found by the police during the search, which lasted for hours, and ended in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The Turkish official said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media about the investigations.
Saudi journalist Gamal Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after entering his consulate in Istanbul for some paperwork.
Turkish officials claimed he had been killed inside his consulate in Istanbul, while Saudi Arabia denied this.
The kingdom has previously described these allegations as groundless, but US media reports have spoken of Saudi Arabia’s close recognition of Khashoggi’s death at the consulate during the investigation.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday that the team investigating Khashoggi’s disappearance was investigating the possibility of poisonous substances in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, adding that inspections would continue at the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul on the backdrop of disappearanc.