Tur­key checks CCTV in jour­nal­ist case

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Is­tan­bul, Tur­key - Turk­ish in­ves­ti­ga­tors are ex­am­in­ing CCTV footage show­ing the mo­ment miss­ing Saudi jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi en­tered the king­dom’s con­sulate in Is­tan­bul and the move­ments of a team sus­pected of in­volve­ment in his dis­ap­pear­ance.

Khashoggi, a Wash­ing­ton Post con­trib­u­tor, van­ished on Oc­to­ber 2 af­ter en­ter­ing the con­sulate to ob­tain of­fi­cial doc­u­ments ahead of his mar­riage to his Turk­ish fi­ancee. His fi­ancee, Hat­ice Cen­giz, made an ap­peal to US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump in an opin­ion piece for The Wash­ing­ton Post on Tues­day, call­ing on him to ‘help shed light on Ja­mal’s dis- ap­pear­ance’.

Govern­ment sources said at the week­end that po­lice be­lieved Khashoggi was killed by a team spe­cially sent to Is­tan­bul and thought to con­sist of 15 Saudis.

CCTV re­leased on Wed­nes­day by Turk­ish TV showed a man be­lieved to be Khashoggi en­ter the con­sulate as well as a ve­hi­cle of in­ter­est en­ter­ing and leav­ing the build­ing af­ter Khashoggi went in­side. But Riyadh in­sisted the jour­nal­ist had left the build­ing and the mur­der claims were ‘base­less’.

(AFP)

This video grab shows Ja­mal Khashoggi (right) at the Saudi Ara­bian con­sulate in Is­tan­bul

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