Istanbul prosecutor says Khashoggi was suffocated

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A security staff member stands at the entrance of Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 31, 2018. (REUTERS/Osman Orsal)

Istanbul’s chief prosecutor’s office said on Wednesday journalist Jamal Khashoggi was suffocated as soon as he entered Saudi Arabia’s consulate on Oct. 2 in a pre-planned killing, and his body was then dismembered and disposed of.

It also said in a statement that no concrete results were reached in chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan’s talks in Istanbul this week with Saudi public prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb.

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Turkish prosecutor says Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered

It’s the first detailed account of what happened to slain Saudi critic and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A top Turkish prosecutor said he was strangled as soon as he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, and then dismembered. The prosecutor also said it was all pre-meditated. CGTN’s Michal Bardavid filed this report from Istanbul.