Sky News: Jamal Khashoggi’s body parts found
The sources’ claim echoes a statement by Doğu Perinçek, leader of the left-wing Vatan party on Monday night. Perinçek told Turkish television that Khashoggi’s body parts had been recovered from a well in the Saudi consul’s garden, and added that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would explain the findings later on Tuesday.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan said: “Why has the body of someone who was officially said to be killed not been found yet?” There was also no mention of an alleged audio recording that the Turkish authorities claim to have of Mr Khashoggi’s death that supposedly confirms he was tortured, killed, had his fingers cut off and was dismembered.
The news comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Saudi officials reveal the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s remains, after the Saudi government admitted he had been murdered, albeit in a “fist fight” with officials inside the consulate in Istanbul.
He said Turkish investigators had evidence the Saudi journalist was the victim of a premeditated “savage murder” by a 15-man hit squad.
The apparent discovery of Mr Khashoggi’s body parts – and Mr Erdogan’s version of events based on what he described as “new evidence and information” – both contradict Saudi Arabia’s explanation for his death.
It has said Mr Khashoggi died in a “fist fight” at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.
The director of the CIA travels to Turkey
The director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gina Haspel, left Monday for Turkey in the face of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to The Washington Post.
Haspel’s arrival in Turkey will coincide with plans by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reveal details about the investigation of the alleged assassination at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
With information from EFE and Sky News