>> A Turkish newspaper says it has recordings which prove a Saudi journalist was tortured and killed. The country is investigating the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. The pro government paper Sabah Daily says the footage is from the decedent's Apple watch. And that the watch synced with the journalists iPhone which his fiancee was carrying outside Istanbul's Saudi consulate as she waited for him to emerge.
Reuters has been unable to verify the report. President Trump, in an interview to be aired Sunday, says he is concerned about the allegations surrounding Khashoggi's disappearance.>> There's a lot at stake and maybe especially so because this man was a reporter. There's something, you'll be surprised to hear me say that, there's something really terrible and disgusting about that if that were the case.
So we're gonna have to see. We're going to get to the bottom of it, and there will be severe punishment.>> Khashoggi, an outspoken critic of the Saudi government has not been seen since October 2nd. He entered the country's consulate in Istanbul to get documents for his impending marriage.
Saudi officials say, he left shortly afterwards, but Turkish officials and his fiance who was waiting outside say, he never came out. Both countries have agreed to carry out a joint investigation into his disappearance. Turkish sources have told Reuters that police believe Khashoggi was deliberately murdered inside the consulate.
Riyadh has dismissed the claims as quote, lies and baseless allegations. Technology experts say it is highly unlikely the Apple watch could have recorded actions inside the embassy and then uploaded them to an iCloud account. Turkey's Sabah newspaper believes Khashoggi turned on the recording feature on the watch before entering the consulate.
It cites, quote, reliable sources in a special intelligence department, and allege Saudi agents used his fingerprints to unlock the phone after he died and deleted some files, but not all of them.