A 15 member team of Saudi Intelligence may have killed the top journalist inside consulate in Istanbul: Turkish media report
ANKARA - A fifteen member team of Saudi intelligence officials may have killed the top journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Turkish television has released CCTV footage showing the moment missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul and the movements of a team suspected of involvement in his disappearance.
Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi monarchy, visited on 2 October but failed to re-emerge.
Turkish security sources say they fear he was killed there. Saudi Arabia denies this.
The video also shows vehicles driving up to the consulate, including a black van thought central to inquiries.
Footage broadcast by Turkey's TRT world channel also shows a group of men apparently passing through security at Istanbul airport.
Turkey's Sabah newspaper reports that it has identified 15 members of an intelligence team it says was involved in the Saudi's disappearance.
It published the names and years of birth of the 15 Saudis it said arrived at Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Oct. 2.
Twelve of them arrived early on the October 2, based on photos captured at passport control which it published.
The 15 departed at four different times, and the Saudis stayed at the Wyndham and Movenpick hotels in Istanbul, in the same neighbourhood as the Saudi consulate.
Mr Khashoggi was visiting the consulate to finalize his divorce so he could marry his Turkish fiancée Hatice Cengiz.