Khashoggi wasn’t ner­vous, says fi­ancee

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - World - As­so­ci­ated Press let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

ANKARA The Turk­ish fi­ancee of miss­ing Saudi Ara­bian jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi says he wasn’t ner­vous when he en­tered the Saudi con­sulate in Is­tan­bul and did not sus­pect that any­thing bad would hap­pen to him.

Hat­ice Cen­giz told The As­so­ci­ated Press on Fri­day that Khashoggi’s last words to her be­fore en­ter­ing the build­ing were “See you later my dar­ling.” She says they would have been mar­ried this week and had planned a life to­gether split be­tween Is­tan­bul and the United States, where Khashoggi had been liv­ing in self­im­posed ex­ile since last year.

The 59-year-old writer and Wash­ing­ton Post con­trib­u­tor has been miss­ing since he en­tered the Saudi mis­sion on Oc­to­ber 2 to ob­tain pa­per­work re­quired to marry Cen­giz.

In writ­ten re­sponses to ques­tions by the AP, Cen­giz said Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties had not told her about any record­ings and that Khashoggi is of­fi­cially “still miss­ing.”She con­firmed re­ports that Khashoggi was wear­ing an Ap­ple watch when he en­tered the con­sulate.

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