Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Strangled, Cut into Pieces in Saudi Consulate – Turkish Prosecutor

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, then his body dismembered and disposed of in a premeditated killing, Turkish chief prosecutor has said in the first official confirmation of how the Saudi journalist died.

The statement deals a fatal blow to Saudi claims he was killed after a fight broke out in the consulate, where he had arrived to collect documents for his upcoming wedding.

It comes on the heels of the Saudi chief prosecutor’s departure from Istanbul and underlines how little co-operation there has been so far in what is supposedly a joint Turkish-Saudi investigation.

The prosecutor, Irfan Fidan, said in his statement that discussions this week with his Saudi counterpart, Saud al-Mojeb, had yielded “no concrete result”.

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