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How a Saudi dissident vanished in plain sight

2018-10-12 15:36
Turkish investigators are focusing on an Apple Watch and 15 Saudi men who entered the consulate in Istanbul around the same time as missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, and left a short time later. Emily Wither reports from Istanbul. Here in Turkey Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi believed he was safe. This is the commentator heading in to the consulate on Tuesday October 2nd. There isn't security footage of him leaving. Turkish officials believe he was murdered inside. Saudi Arabia strongly rejects the accusation. These 15 Saudi men are now the focus of investigations. The intelligence team pictured in Turkish media entered the consulate at the same time. Jamal had been living in exile in Washington for more than a year. A veteran reporter, he was writing a column for the Washington Post, he could now say things he couldn't at home. Criticising the Saudi Crown Prince, the kingdom's crackdown on dissent and its war in Yemen. But he was increasingly worried that Riyadh could hurt him or his family. In Turkey though he had friends in high places including among President Tayyip Erdogan's advisers. He believed he had no reason to fear walking in to get paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancee. Old friend Azzam Tamimi was one of the last people to see him.