>> Funeral prayers for Jamal Khashoggi, in the city where he lost his life. Friends gathered in Istanbul to remember the Saudi journalist. Killed by agents from his own government on October 2nd, at the request of his Turkish fiancee. Hatice Cengiz who called for Muslims around the world to perform a funeral prayer for him.
They're performing a prayer in absentia here in Istanbul, over 40 days since Jamal Khashoggi was killed. His family has still not received a body, and is unclear if they ever will. Turkish investigators have been searching for one, and there are reports that it was dissolved using chemicals. Prayers also taking place in Saudi Arabia.
While condolences are being offered at Khashoggi's home in Jeddah. Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor says it's seeking the death penalty for five suspects in the murder. Inside the country's Istanbul consulate, while the US announced it's imposing sanctions on 17 Saudis. Including Saud al-Qahtani, the Crown Prince's former top advisor.
>> Saudi Arabia's been a great ally of ours.>> An unusual measure against an important security and economic partner. Turkey says there's no chance the murder was carried out without an order from a senior Saudi official. These x-rays claim to show what the Saudi team brought in their luggage to Istanbul.
Published in a Turkish pro-government newspaper, it's a chilling packing list. Containing syringes, large scissors, and electric shock devices. A Turkish official has confirmed to Reuters in a New York Times' report. Saying a member of the Saudi team which was sent to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi. Told one of his superiors after the killing, to quote, tell your boss.
The newspaper said it believed to be a reference to Mohammed bin Salman. Riyadh maintains the Crown Prince has nothing to do with the murder.>>
> Even in prayer there's no pause to the calls for justice, as they remembered their friend. Those that knew Khashoggi say what they've heard from the Saudi public prosecutor isn't good enough.