Turkey claims proof Saudi writer died in­side con­sulate

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TURKEY’S gov­ern­ment has re­port­edly told US of­fi­cials it has proof that miss­ing Saudi Ara­bian writer Ja­mal Khashoggi was killed and dis­mem­bered in the Saudi con­sulate in Is­tan­bul.

The Washington Post, for which Mr Khashoggi is a colum­nist, said record­ings show a Saudi se­cu­rity team de­tained the writer when he went to the con­sulate on Oc­to­ber 2 to pick up a doc­u­ment for his up­com­ing wed­ding.

A del­e­ga­tion from Saudi Ara­bia has ar­rived in Turkey for an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into his dis­ap­pear­ance.

Saudi Ara­bia has called the al­le­ga­tions “base­less”. But it has of­fered no ev­i­dence to sup­port its claim he left the con­sulate and van­ished, de­spite his fi­ancee wait­ing out­side.

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