Istanbul(October 12, 2018): Turkish officials have obtained audio and video evidence that shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was tortured and killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, US media report. BBC reported
Mr. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, has not been seen since he entered the building on 2 October.
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Turkey has reportedly told US officials that an audio recording gives some of the clearest proof that a Saudi security team was behind his murder. Saudi Arabia denies the allegations. Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and reported death have prompted international outrage and dented business confidence in Saudi Arabia.
Earlier on October 11, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Saudi Arabia to release images proving that a missing reporter left its consulate in Istanbul.Mr. Erdogan questioned whether it was “possible for there to be no camera systems” running at the building, the Turkish daily Hurriyet reports.
Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate last week.
Turkish officials claim that Mr. Khashoggi was murdered within its walls. Saudi Arabia denies this.