Report: Murdered journalist's remains found in Saudi consul's garden

Khashoggi's remains have been suggested to have been found in the garden of the Saudi consul's house.

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October 23, 2018 16:36
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Turkey's Erdogan says signs show Khashoggi killing was planned, October 23, 2018 (Reuters)

Turkey's Erdogan says signs show Khashoggi killing was planned, October 23, 2018 (Reuters)

 
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The remains of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi were discovered in the garden of the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul, according to an unconfirmed Sky News report.

The report also claims that the writer's face had been cut and disfigured.

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If true, this would contradict the statements given by the Saudi foreign minister that Khashoggi died during a "fist-fight" in the consulate.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and local authorities have accused Saudi Arabia of the murder, claiming that the journalist's body was dismembered and removed from the consulate. Erdogan demanded that the Saudi government reveal the full story of Khashoggi's murder and disclose the location of the his remains.

Turkish authorities have also claimed that they possess an audio recording of Khashoggi's death, proving he was beaten and tortured. The authorities said that they believe the death was planned in advance and conducted by a "15-man hit squad."

According to the Saudi government, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were completely unaware of the murder, referring to it as a "rogue operation."

18 people have been arrested in the incident, three who work in the consulate and 15 others who Turkish authorities claim flew into the country for the specific purposes of the murder.

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