Turkey: Khashoggi murdered inside Saudi consulate, claims Turkish-Arab Media Association

SOT, Journalist (Turkish): «On what grounds are you telling us that he has been killed? Which source?» SOT, Turan Kislakci, Head of Turkish-Arab Media Association (Turkish): «Of course the authorities told us that he's been killed. They have also asked us to inform his fiancee but unfortunately she has been informed by the media.» SOT, Journalist (Turkish): «Where has that happened? Here in... Еще the consulate?» SOT, Turan Kislakci, Head of Turkish-Arab Media Association (Turkish): «Yes, the information indicates that it has happened here, that he has been killed in the consulate building. The details will be shared in the coming days.» SOT, Journalist (Turkish): «Is it confirmed?» SOT, Turan Kislakci, Head of Turkish-Arab Media Association (Turkish): «Yes, it is crystal clear. It is confirmed.» SOT, Journalist (Turkish): «What was the reason for him being killed?» SOT, Turan Kislakci, Head of Turkish-Arab Media Association (Turkish): «Let me tell you this, even IS hasn't attempted an act this. This is an IS type of act. I hope the whole world will take action against this. The world's conscience can not handle this. You killed a guest who came in to your home in a barbaric war. This is not something acceptable.» *JUMP CUT AT SOURCE* SOT, Journalist (Turkish): «Is the body still inside the building?» SOT, Turan Kislakci, Head of Turkish-Arab Media Association (Turkish): «We have no information about that. We know that it is not here. That is why we have asked for camera recordings. The consul has called Reuters and showed all rooms inside the building to say that the inside is clean. But since the beginning we have been asking for CCTV footage, they have claimed that the cameras have not been working that day. Even this shows and proves everything.» «It is crystal clear» that missing Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi was murdered while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, claimed Head of the Turkish-Arab Media Association Turan Kislakci in Istanbul on Sunday. «The information indicates that it has happened here, that he has been killed in the consulate building. The details will be shared in the coming days,» said Kislakci during an interview in front of the Saudi consulate. Kislakci condemned the reported killing by saying that «even IS hasn't attempted an act this. This is an IS type of act. I hope the whole world will take action against this.» Kislakci said there was no information of the body's whereabouts, adding that the Saudi consulate had claimed cameras were not working on Tuesday when asked to provide CCTV recordings. Khashoggi went to the consulate on Tuesday to prepare documents for a forthcoming marriage. His fiancée claimed she waited outside for him for 11 hours, but he did not return. Turkish officials claim to have evidence of his murder. According to the official Saudi news agency, an official at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul denied any wrong doing and strongly condemned the allegations. Meanwhile, a Saudi security delegation has arrived in Istanbul to assist in the investigation. A Saudi national, Khashoggi was a strong critic of his country's regime, and fled Saudi Arabia in 2017.

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