Khashoggi wasn’t nervous, says fiancee
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.