Turkey, Middle East

Missing Saudi journalist has not left consulate: police

Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since he entered Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2

Sibel Uğurlu   | 06.10.2018
Missing Saudi journalist has not left consulate: police

Ankara

Burcu Calik and Ahmet Sertan Usul

ANKARA

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct.2, has not left the building since, police sources said on Saturday.

The Washington Post's columnist Khashoggi visited the Saudi consulate for marriage procedures, the sources who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media, said.

On the same day, 15 Saudis, including several officials, arrived in Istanbul on two planes and visited the consulate while Khashoggi was also inside, the sources also added.

The Saudis have since all left Turkey.

The Turkish police department in Istanbul has been investigating the comings and goings at the Saudi Consulate since the time, Khashoggi's fiancee said, he entered the building.

The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul initiated an investigation on the day of the incident while the consulate also said on Twitter that it was working in coordination with Turkish authorities.

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