Turkey Says Jamal Khashoggi Was Strangled Immediately…

Written by on November 2, 2018

Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled.

The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd.

Turkish Chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan said a meeting with his Saudi counterpart on Monday yielded “no concrete results”.

Jamal Khashoggi
photo credit: Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia: A Deeper Look

Saudi Arabia has not commented on the meeting.

The Turkish statement said: “In accordance with plans made in advance, the victim, Jamal Khashoggi, was choked to death immediately after entering the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia.”

The statement added that his body was then dismembered and destroyed “again, in line with advance plans”

Paul Ayorinde

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