Turkey Reportedly Has Evidence That Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed In Saudi Consulate In Istanbul

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Turkey Reportedly Has Evidence That Jamal Khashoggi Was Killed In Saudi Consulate In Istanbul

Jamal Khashoggi

There have been several developments in the investigation of missing Saudi Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

According to an anonymous source familiar with the investigation cited by CNN, Turkish authorities have audio and video evidence showing that Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd.

The Washington Post also reported that the Turkish government had told US officials that it was in possession of audio and video recordings proving that Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate, citing anonymous US and Turkish sources. The recordings show that a Saudi security team detained Khashoggi in the consulate after he walked in. Afterwards they killed and dismembered him, according to the unnamed officials.

US and Turkish authorities have not confirmed this yet.

As of October 12th, the certain things are that Khashoggi entered the consulate, there is footage of it. There is, however, no footage of him ever leaving the premises. Thus, he was either killed or abducted and being held somewhere.

According to the Washington Post, US Intelligence officials intercepted communications of Saudi officials “discussing a plan to capture him.” According to the outlet, the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman directly ordered for the journalist to be “lured” to Saudi Arabia. However, a State Department spokesman said the U.S. “had no advanced knowledge of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance.”

The CIA and the Director of National Intelligence’s spokespersons declined any comment on the incident.

On October 11th, NBC News reported that the Saudi journalist checked his cellphone before entering the consulate, but he never read messages sent to him minutes later.

On October 10th, US President Donald Trump said he had spoken to Saudi officials at the highest level. “This is a bad situation. We cannot let this happen to reporters, to anybody,” Trump said. “We can’t let this happen, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it.” He did not however elaborate on what recourse would be taken.

On October 11th, Trump said that US investigators are launching a probe into the disappearance after senators from both parties demanded for the White House to begin an investigation.

The US President, however, seemed uninterested in Khashoggi’s fate and did not wish to accuse the Saudi side. “This took place in Turkey and to the best of our knowledge, Khashoggi is not a United States citizen,” he commented in front of reporters in the White House. “I don’t like stopping massive amounts of money that’s being poured into our country, it would not be acceptable to me.” Thus, the importance of selling weapons to Saudi Arabia and making profit is more important than a person who isn’t even a US citizen, just a resident.

CNN cited Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker who claimed that US intel “points directly” at Saudi Arabia and that the journalist had been killed. He further said that said the Saudis need to “produce” the 59-year-old father of four to dispel concerns.

Turkey currently believes that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate. They received permission to search the Saudi Arabia consulate, however no timeline has been provided saying when that might happen. The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul has already opened a formal investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s intensified pressure on the kingdom by telling reporters Thursday that “we cannot remain silent to such an incident.”

As reported by CNN, Turkish authorities believe that 15 Saudi men who arrived in Turkey on October 2nd are connected to the disappearance.

Sabah, a private Turkish newspaper, on October 9th listed 15 names alongside photographs of men who authorities believe were flown into Istanbul from Riyadh. The state-run Anadolu news agency later published similar details on eight of the individuals. None of those identified by the Turkish outlets have come forward since their identities were published.

One of the Saudi men was identified by Turkey’s official Anadolu Agency and Sabah as Salah Muhammed al-Tubaiqi. He is listed on an official Saudi health website as the head of the forensic medicine department at the interior ministry.

British business tycoon Richard Branson said that due to the disappearance of the journalist he is pulling out of two tourism projects in Saudi Arabia and has suspended discussion with Riyadh about a $1 billion investment in Virgin’s space companies.

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  • Zionism = EVIL

    The fact of this gruesome affair is that US, UK and Zionists are complicit in Saudi headchoppers crimes as they created this Wahhabi beast for their OIL PLUNDER, the US shameless morons and their little Anglo-French yelping poodles sell the body chopper Saudi regime over $200 billions in useless weapons every few years to keep the barbarians going as even the dotard Trump acknowledged that the Saudis could not last “two weeks without US protection”. Turkey is as complicit in Saudi crimes as Erdogan’s Islamist AKP is funded by Saudis, Qataris and Emiratis. And most importantly all the “embassies” are bugged now and every phone call tapped by NSA in meta data mining so it is obvious that Turkeys knew about the plans to kill Khashoggi who was no angel and a CIA disinformation asset but had lately turned against in masters. Interesting that the hypocritical western paid and hasbara trolls are ignoring this crime?

  • Snowglobe

    The Washington Post and CNN cannot be trusted to flush a toilet successfully. I seriously hope that all parties stand down until evidence is produced. This could be multi-layer treachery.

    The talk over here…

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1050872587486720000.html

    • Superfly

      Look for the body in Egypt. US complicit in Saudi crimes…..

      And for Iran in the winner’s circle.

  • Rick0Shea

    Saudi Arabia really is a savage, barbaric relic – even the CIA renditions the prisoners they kidnap alive and in one piece.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    Erdogan has more than 10,000 dissidents locked up in his Turkish jails, and more than just a few of them are journalists, which means Erdogan is no fan of free speech or dissention, he has other motives for being so seemingly gallant in this particular case. Protecting free speech and the safety of journalists doesn’t factor into this matter at all, it’s just the excuse Erdogan needs to achieve the results he wants, whether or not he gets the results he wants is yet to be seen.
    If Khashoggi turns up alive and well and happily living in the land of Saud, it will be a total fiasco for the Turks, it will mean Erdogan was played at his own game and the Saudi’s set up the whole incident, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if this happens.
    It’s also just as equally likely that the Turks bumped off Khashoggi themselves in an elaborate plan to falsely blame the Saudis, false flag operations like this are nothing unusual in the world of high politics and happen all the time. He may have been murdered and chopped up into little pieces, but it’s wrong to assume the Saudi’s were definitely responsible when it’s just as likely the Turks did it themselves.
    So for me there’s at least 3 different scenarios that are possible concerning this guys disappearance,
    1. What the Turks say happened did actually happen.
    2. The Saudis pulled a swifty on the Turks and set the whole thing up to make the Turks think they killed Khashoggi, which when proven wrong would then make the Turks look both incompetent and treacherous. That can still happen.
    3. The Turks killed Khashoggi themselves in an attempt to falsely blame the Saudis for a crime they didn’t actually commit, which also wouldn’t surprise me at all.
    I’m equally divided between believing all 3 scenarios are equally possible, with none coming out above the other as the most likely, I just have to wait and see what else the Turks have to offer as evidence before I make up my mind.