Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Turkish media release video of missing journalist's alleged Saudi assassins

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Jeddah - Three key figures with links to Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood are behind an orchestrated and malicious media campaign blaming Saudi authorities for the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Mr Khashoggi has not been seen since he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week and never came out.

Saudi officials have dismissed the allegations as baseless.

It's unclear what the USA knows about Khashoggi's disappearance, but Trump did cast some doubt on the rumors that Khashoggi was murdered.

At 1:14 p.m., Khashoggi is seen walking into the consulate, wearing a dark blazer and light pants.

The Trump administration has been criticized for not taking a firmer stance against Saudi Arabia and its leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has vigorously campaigned to convince other nations of its progressive reforms.

Khashoggi had fled his homeland in September a year ago and had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States, where he had applied for U.S. citizenship, Cengiz said.

ISTANBUL-Turkish media published images Wednesday of an alleged 15-member Saudi "assassination squad" and video of suspicious movements at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul following journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance a week ago, putting new pressure on the kingdom amid growing global concern for the writer. CCTV footage showed him entering the building.

What else does the video show?

Other images revealed a black van later travelling from the Saudi consulate to the consul's home. "They don't know over there", he said, although it's unclear if he meant the Saudis did not know or if Turkish authorities who are investigating still do not know.

Media captionCCTV footage shows missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

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Hatice Cengiz spent 11 hours waiting for the journalist after he went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork for their marriage.

Saudi Arabia's top leadership ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish officials said according to an explosive new report by The New York Times. "Although my hope slowly fades away each passing day, I remain confident that Jamal is still alive".

"I'm not happy about it", Trump said of Khashoggi's disappearance.

So the Turks are is giving the Saudis a little breathing room to put forward their argument, while releasing bits of incriminating information to tighten the screws.

Riyadh's envoy in Ankara was first called to the ministry on Wednesday.

Jamal Khashoggi, 59, has not been heard from his fiance nor coworkers after his disappearance on October 2.

A key US lawmaker, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, told VOA the unfolding drama could significantly affect USA relations with Saudi Arabia, long an American ally in the Middle East. It's video evidence, photos and intelligence against a claim of innocence so far not backed up.

Khashoggi had been living in self-imposed exile in the US for the previous year.

Khashoggi previously had close links with the Saudi royal family, including having served as a media aide to Prince Turki al-Faisal, when the latter was director general of the Saudi intelligence agency. He served as an adviser to senior Saudi officials.

As the Times notes, officials in Turkey "have left things murky enough" by "speaking on condition of anonymity and refusing to publicly disclose their evidence", which means that much of the reporting remains unverified and the lack of concrete evidence at this point leaves room for the possibility that Khashoggi was abducted from the consulate, but not killed.

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