>> Turkey believes a well known Saudi dissident was killed in his country's consulate in Istanbul. Two Turkish sources exclusively telling Reuters that journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since last Tuesday, was murdered in the building and his body taken away. Khashoggi is a fierce critic of Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, and the Saudi crack down on decedents and its role in the war in Yemen.
He is a familiar face on Arab satellite TV networks. Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia last year for self imposed exile in Washington. Saying he feared retribution. He contributed to the Washington Post, which published this blank column in protest last week. The sources did not tell Reuters how they believed his murder was carried out.
e Saudi Consul opened his mission to journalist on Saturday to show them Khashoggi was not on the premises.>>
> He said his team were helping the search for him and that consulate security cameras didn't record any footage. A source at the Saudi Consulate denied the latest reports that Khashoggi had been killed and said in a statement, the accusations were baseless.
Khashoggi went to the embassy for a routine appointment to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. His fiance waited outside and said he never came out again. Turkey is investigating the case. His disappearance won't help its relations with Saudi, already strains since Turkey backed Qatar in it's standoff with Riyadh.
Even sending troops to Qatar last year in support.
says there's no evidence Khashoggi left the embassy after his appointment as the consulate alleged.