Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Washington Post publishes possible last photo of missing Saudi journalist

Washington Post publishes possible last photo of missing Saudi journalist

Before the announcement about a joint probe, Erdogan mocked Saudi claims that the consulate's cameras were not recording, saying that the Saudis possess "advanced" surveillance equipment that would have captured Khashoggi's movements in and around the facility, according to a report published Thursday in Turkey's daily Sabah newspaper. She accused Saudi Arabia of "state terrorism" and called on the worldwide community to take action against the kingdom.

While Riyadh claimed he had left the building afterwards, Turkish police said Khashoggi did not come out of the consulate.

On Monday, Turkey sought permission to search Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul after a prominent journalist from the kingdom went missing last week following a visit to the building, Turkish broadcaster NTV reported.

"We demand from the global community to pressure Saudi Arabia and Mohammed bin Salman to tell us exactly what happened".

Kislakci also alleged, based on conversations with officials he did not name, that Khashoggi was made to "faint", then was dismembered.

The relationship between Saudi Arabia and Turkey has always been contentious.

No exact timeframe was given for when the search would take place.

Khashoggi had entered the consulate to get documents for his forthcoming marriage.

"That would be a very sad thing and we'll probably know in the very short future", Trump said.

Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

"We have to get an outcome from this investigation as soon as possible", Mr Erdogan told a news conference in Budapest.

Leman Yurtsever, a protest organiser and board member of the Human Rights Association in Turkey, said on Tuesday that they gathered by the diplomatic mission to defend the rights and safety of journalists.

"Just spoke to Senators Bob Corker and Ben Cardin about our shared concerns regarding the whereabouts and treatment of Mr Jamal Khashoggi", Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted Monday. "We want to find out what happened", Trump told Fox & Friends programme on Fox News on Thursday.

Saudi authorities have said they do not have security footage from that day.

"Because if he was alive, Saudis would provide evidence that he is alive", Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, tells CNN.

Saudi officials, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, have denied the allegations, insisting Khashoggi left the consulate freely shortly after he arrived. But if Khashoggi is dead, the Saudi government certainly had a motive to kill him.

However, Mr Trump ruled out suspending arms sales to Saudi Arabia who is being blamed for the disappearance, as suggested by some legislators.

"People who have long thought of themselves as Saudi's friends are saying this is a very, very serious matter", Jeremy Hunt said.

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