Khashoggi Was 'Cut Into Pieces' After Murder: Turkish Prosecutor

November 1, 2018

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Jamal Khashoggi.

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According to the Express Tribune, journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and then “cut into pieces”, Turkey’s chief prosecutor said Wednesday.

 

A statement from the office of prosecutor Irfan Fidan said meetings with his Saudi Arabian counterpart had produced “no concrete results” on the killing, which it said was premeditated.

 

The statement comes hours after Saudi Arabia’s chief public prosecutor ended his visit to Istanbul, during which he met Fidan twice and visited the kingdom’s consulate and the regional offices of the Turkish intelligence agency.

 

“In accordance with plans made in advance, the victim, Jamal Khashoggi, was strangled to death immediately after entering the consulate on October 2,” the Istanbul prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

 

“The victim’s body was dismembered and destroyed following his death by suffocation – again, in line with advance plans,” it added.

 

Turkish authorities said they were not satisfied after the talks with the Saudi prosecutor.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly urged Riyadh to reveal the location of the body and who ordered the hit. 


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