The Address | Benghazi – Libya
ISTANBUL – Saudi and Turkish officials have held talks on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been found since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday.
The Saudis say he left after some finished some paperwork, but the Turkish authorities believe he is still inside the consulate, the BBC reported.
Khadija Azrou, the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, expressed concern that “the Saudi authorities have succeeded in transporting Khashoggi to his country in some way,” as she put it.
Azrou, who protested with other journalists in front of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul since Tuesday, told BBC correspondent Shahdi al-Kashef that “all the rumors about allowing her by the Saudi consulate employees to enter the building and inspect it to make sure he is not there, are not true.”
Khashoggi writes opinion articles in The Washington Post criticizing some of Saudi Arabia’s policies and the Riyadh-led military intervention in Yemen. US officials said on Wednesday they were following Khashoggi’s case.