News­pa­per says Tur­key has au­dio of Saudi writer’s slay­ing

The Norwalk Hour - - OBITUARIES/NEWS -

IS­TAN­BUL — Turk­ish of­fi­cials have an au­dio record­ing of the al­leged killing of jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi from the Ap­ple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Con­sulate in Is­tan­bul over a week ago, a pro-gov­ern­ment Turk­ish news­pa­per re­ported Satur­day.

The new claim pub­lished by the Sabah news­pa­per, through which Turk­ish se­cu­rity of­fi­cials have leaked much in­for­ma­tion about the case, puts more pres­sure on Saudi Ara­bia to ex­plain what hap­pened to Khashoggi.

Also Satur­day, Ankara’s top diplo­mat re­it­er­ated a call to Saudi Ara­bia to open up its con­sulate, from where Khashoggi dis­ap­peared, for Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties to search.

The writer, who has writ­ten crit­i­cally about Saudi Crown Prince Mo­hammed bin Sal­man, van­ished af­ter he walked into the con­sulate on Oct. 2. The king­dom has main­tained the al­le­ga­tions against it are “base­less,” though an of­fi­cial early on Satur­day — on Khashoggi’s 60th birth­day — ac­knowl­edged for the first time that some be­lieve the writer was killed by the king­dom.

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