A report from the Turkish newspaper has revealed that Saudi Arabia deployed a chemist and toxicology expert to Istanbul after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an attempt to cover up evidence of the killing. The murder has provoked widespread international outrage.
The official of Riyadh has confessed that the murder was planned, they have so far declined to release details of the whereabouts of the 59-year-old journalist’s missing body.
As per the Sabah daily a team of 11 members has sent by Saudi Arabia to Istanbul October 11, nine-day after the Washington post contributor vanished after entering the diplomatic compound to obtain paperwork for his marriage.
According to the paper chemist Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Janobi and toxicology expert, Khalid Yahya AI Zahrani were among “ the so-called investigated team” which visited the consulate every day until October 17, before leaving Turkey on October 20.
The Turkish police have allowed searching the consulate for the first time on October 15. Hence, Chief Prosecutor Turkey’s said last week that Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate and also confirmed the body was dismembered.
An Advisor to Erdogan, Yasin Aktay as hinted an article that the body may even have been destroyed in acid. He further added that the order to murder the journalist came from the highest levels of the Saudi government, adding that he did not believe for a second that king Salman was to blame.
The murder has turned widely all over the world.