Turk­ish po­lice be­lieve Saudi jour­nal­ist was killed at con­sulate

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ANKARA, (Reuters) - Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties be­lieve that prom­i­nent Saudi jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi, who dis­ap­peared four days ago af­ter en­ter­ing Saudi Ara­bia’s con­sulate in Is­tan­bul, was killed in­side the con­sulate, two Turk­ish sources said yes­ter­day.

“The ini­tial as­sess­ment of the Turk­ish po­lice is that Mr Khashoggi has been killed at the con­sulate of Saudi Ara­bia in Is­tan­bul. We be­lieve that the mur­der was pre­med­i­tated and the body was sub­se­quently moved out of the con­sulate,” one Turk­ish of­fi­cial told Reuters.

The sources did not say how they be­lieved the killing was car­ried out. Saudi Ara­bia’s con­sul-gen­eral told Reuters yes­ter­day his coun­try was help­ing search for Khashoggi, and dis­missed talk of his pos­si­ble ab­duc­tion.

Khashoggi, who has lived in self­im­posed

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