Turkish media releases audio tapes allegedly from Khashoggi killing

  20 November 2018    Read: 1166
Turkish media releases audio tapes allegedly from Khashoggi killing

According to the Turkish media outlet Haberturk, Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was met by four people in the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul.

Turkish news website Haberturk has released the first quotes from alleged audio recordings of Jamal Khashoggi's last moments before he was killed in the Saudi Consulate General in the city of Istanbul on 2 October.

"Release my arm! What do you think you are doing?" Khashoggi reportedly said at the consulate's visa department after one of the four men grabbed his arm.

They then allegedly took the journalist to the consulate's administrative unit, where three more people joined them. Haberturk claims that one of those three Saudis was Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, the purported leader of the 15-member hit squad.

"Traitor! You will be brought to account," the voice, which sounds like Mutreb, is heard shouting, Haberturk claims.

The rest of the 7-minute-long audio allegedly includes verbal clashes, fighting and torture.


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