The Turkish Attorney General’s office confirmed it has found evidence supporting the suspicion of Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged murder in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Al Jazeera said Monday.
There are also signs that the evidence was tampered with, the Arabic news outlet reported.
Saudi Arabia is preparing to admit that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the country's consulate in Istanbul during questioning after coming into the mission's building to ask for a marriage-related document, sources familiar with the case told CNN Monday.
A source warned that the report is still being prepared and could change, CNN said. The other source said that the report will probably conclude that the operation was carried out without permission and that those involved should answer for their responsibility in the events, the news channel said.
Khashoggi, a vocal critic of the policies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, and a columnist of Washington Post disappeared on October 2, was allegedly murdered by the Kingdom when he entered the consulate, sources close to the Turkish investigation have told Middle East Eye.
Speculation mounts that Salman ordered the killing of the journalist, who had been in self-imposed exile in Washington for the last year.
The Washington Post published a full-page notice demanding answers.