Turkish president said Tuesday that Saudi officials planned murder of Saudi writer Khashoggi days before his death.


Turkish president said Tuesday that Saudi officials planned murder of Saudi writer Khashoggi days before his death.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Jamal Khashoggi first went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 28 September at 11.50am to get papers for his wedding
After that is seems the word got to the team that “planned and murdered him”, he continues.

On 1 October at 4.30pm three people flew to Istanbul from Riyadh and went to a hotel and then to the Saudi consulate.
At the same time another team from the consulate went to Belgrave woods and Yelova close to Istanbul to carry out a recce.

On 2 October at 1.45pm a second team of three people flew to Istanbul, followed by a nine-strong team comprising generals on a private plane.
Mr Erdogan added: a team of 15 Saudis met at the consulate between 9.50am and 11am.
They took the hard disk out of the consulate’s CCTV system and at 11.50am they called the writer to tell him he had an appointment on that day.
Mr Khashoggi arrived at the consulate on foot at 1.08pm – and was never seen again.
At 5.50pm his fiancé alerted the Turkish authorities and said that he had either been forcefully detailed or something had happened to him at the consulate.
Police and officials immediately launched an investigation into his disappearance.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he wants the 18 Saudi suspects held in Saudi in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be tried in Istanbul.


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