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Turkish Police Have Audio of 'Khashoggi Killing in Consulate'
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=49328"><span class="small">Sinem Koseoglu, Al Jazeera</span></a>   
Monday, 15 October 2018 13:43

Koseoglu writes: "New details emerge over the disappearance of Khashoggi, who was allegedly killed in Saudi consulate in Istanbul."

Turkish police are believed to have a voice recording of Khashoggi's murder. (photo: Virginia Mayo/AP)
Turkish police are believed to have a voice recording of Khashoggi's murder. (photo: Virginia Mayo/AP)

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Turkish Police Have Audio of 'Khashoggi Killing in Consulate'

By Sinem Koseoglu, Al Jazeera

15 October 18

New details emerge over the disappearance of Khashoggi, who was allegedly killed in Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

urkish authorities have an audio recording which indicates that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official has told Al Jazeera.

The official, who spoke to Al Jazeera on the condition of anonymity, said the audio originates from a different source than the Apple Watch that the journalist was reportedly wearing when he entered the consulate on October 2.

Separately, the Reuters news agency on Monday reported that Turkish police were in possession of an audio recording that indicates Khashoggi was killed in the consulate, citing two anonymous officials.

Saudi Arabia has strongly denied killing Khashoggi, a critic of the kingdom's policies. Its interior minister has described the assertion as "lies". Saudi officials have said he left the consulate shortly after entering it.

One of the Turkish officials told Reuters that evidence showing that Khashoggi had been killed was being shared with countries including Saudi Arabia and the United States.

"Evidence has been conveyed to all sides very clearly," the security source said. "Now we are at the stage of collecting concrete evidence at the consulate."

The security official that Al Jazeera spoke to said the recording obtained by Turkish police has 11 minutes of audio.

Technical voice analyses conducted by police identified three male voices who are believed to be Saudis, in addition to the voice of Khashoggi, the official said, adding that the journalist was assaulted immediately after he entered the consulate.

The official also said that consulate staff were dismissed early on the day of Khashoggi's disappearance, at 11:30am, having been told that there would be a meeting at the consulate that day.

The Saudi embassy in Ankara did not respond to requests for comment.

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+14 # laborequalswealth 2018-10-15 15:13
If this assassination results in the destruction of the House of Saud, then I'd put up a statute to Khashoggi the Martyr who died for our sins. His death will have contributed immensely to peace on earth.
+8 # Kootenay Coyote 2018-10-16 10:22
The guilty evidence slowly mounts…while Trump squats on his arse.
+4 # lfeuille 2018-10-16 14:23
The recording should be released to the public. Otherwise the Trump and co. can keep lying about "rogue killers" and the idiots who want to believe him or pretend to believe him can keep on doing it.
+3 # Farafalla 2018-10-16 19:01
The Saudis have changed their story three times and still Trump buys the "rogue" lie from his fellow liars, the Saudis.