Published: Thu, November 01, 2018

Slain journalist Khashoggi strangled, body dismembered in Saudi consulate: Turkish prosecutor

Slain journalist Khashoggi strangled, body dismembered in Saudi consulate: Turkish prosecutor

Khashoggi, a journalist with the Washington Post and a critic of the Saudi regime, was killed on 2 October in a premeditated killing involving 18 suspects.

She stressed that an autopsy on the victim's body is crucial in any murder investigation, asking Saudi authorities to reveal the whereabouts of Khasoggi's body "without further delay or prevarication".

Mr Khashoggi entered the consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to get the needed paperwork to marry his partner.

When news of Mr Khashoggi's disappearance first started to circulate, Saudi Arabia said Mr Khashoggi had walked out of the building alive.

'We still don't know where Jamal's body is, ' Cengiz said.

The Turkish official added that later his body was dismembered in the consulate.

The Turkish fiancee of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has called on President Donald Trump and other leaders to ensure that his death in Istanbul is not covered up, while Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor on Tuesday visited the Saudi Consulate where officials from his government killed the writer.

The Saudi chief prosecutor arrived in Turkey on Sunday to meet with his Turkish counterpart.

Saudi hit squadCleaning personnel wait to enter Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

The 59-year-old was a columnist for The Washington Post and vanished after entering the consulate in Istanbul.

Chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan says his death was part of a premeditated killing.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was pictured shaking the hands of the murdered journalist's son Salah bin Jamal Khashoggi in the days following his death.

However a senior Turkish official said earlier Wednesday that Saudi officials seemed "primarily interested in finding out what evidence Turkey had against the perpetrators".

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson made an all-expenses-paid trip to Saudi Arabia costing £14,000, it has been revealed.

The statement said Turkey renewed its request for the 18 suspects to be extradited.

Riyadh's European allies have criticised its initial response and United States President Donald Trump said Saudi authorities had staged the "worst cover-up ever", although he has repeatedly said he would not jeopardise U.S. business with the kingdom.

Fidan's office said the Saudi delegation submitted a written response to questions and invited the Turkish delegation to come to Saudi Arabia bringing "evidence obtained during the course of the investigation". Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported that he had boarded a plane back to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, having met with the Istanbul chief prosecutor twice.

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