Turkey yet to share Khashoggi evidence with US

Jamal Khashoggi

Turkey has yet to share intelligence surrounding the Khashoggi journalist with the United States or key European allies. Turkey authorities have graphic audio or video evidence it allegedly collected on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s visit to Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul

It has been Two weeks since Khashoggi’s disappearance on Oct 2, first reported by WTX News. The United States and allies have collected some intelligence through their own sources and methods, which partly confirms news reports based on leaks of audio recordings, four of the sources said.

Turkish pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak published on Wednesday what it said were details from audio recordings purportedly documenting Khashoggi’s torture and interrogation.

It reported that his torturers severed his fingers during an interrogation and that Khashoggi was killed within minutes. According to the report, his body was later beheaded and dismembered by his killers.

Earlier this week Turkish authorities, however, have denied having any audio recording indicating that Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate and that they were sharing it with countries including Saudi Arabia and the United States.

Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi policies and columnist for the Washington Post who was living in the United States, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct 2 to get marriage documents.

One point this case illustrates is the powerful nature of American media, many analysts have commented had it not been for the worldwide coverage of Khashoggi’s disappearance, this case would have gone unnoticed, like so many others.

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