Erdogan adviser Aktay says missing Saudi journalist killed in Istanbul consulate

A man enters the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday

As a contributor to the Post, Mr Khashoggi has written extensively and critically about Saudi Arabia.

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said earlier today that a "search will be conducted in the [consulate] building as part of the investigation".

"We agree if there was any truth to the allegations of wrongdoing by the Saudi government it would be devastating to the US-Saudi relationship and there will be a heavy price to be paid - economically and otherwise".

Protesters hold a portrait of missing journalist and Riyadh critic Jamal Khashoggi reading "Jamal Khashoggi is missing since October 2" during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate on October 9, 2018 in Istanbul.

Yasin Aktay, who advises Erdogan in his ruling AK Party, also told Reuters that Turkish authorities believed a group of 15 Saudi nationals were "most certainly involved" in the matter, and added that statements by Saudi officials on the absence of camera records were not honest.

Yasin Aktay, an official in Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) who was close to the journalist, said Khashoggi had made an appointment in advance with the consulate and called to check the documents were ready.

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Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman has implemented a string of reforms in his country, but with his ascension to crown prince in June 2017 has come an intensified crackdown on dissent.

President Donald Trump also publicly expressed concern over the reports surrounding Khashoggi's disappearance. "We hope that he is safe and that we can hear from him soon". Khashoggi had relocated to the United States on October 2, 2017, fearing trouble (or even harm) from Saudi authorities - at the behest of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) - for having remained a strong voice of dissent, always vociferous in castigating the Saudi government for its anti-people policies, severe Wahhabism, persecution of Houthis in Yemen, economic blockade of Qatar and myriad other problems.

Erdogan's comments were his most direct suggestion yet of potential Saudi culpability in Khashoggi's disappearance.

Turkey said it would search Saudi Arabia's consulate. Despite that, we have seen over the last few days various malicious leaks and grim rumors flying around about Jamal's whereabouts and fate.

Saudi Arabia has denied the accusations, saying it is "working to search for him".

The former government adviser, who turns 60 on October 13, has lived in the United States since past year to avoid possible arrest.

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Erdogan, who said he was personally following the case, added that Turkey had no documents or evidence regarding the case.

Khashoggi had gone to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancee. Banners read, "We will not leave without Jamal Khashoggi". "Hopefully that will sort itself out", the president added.

European Union policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed support for Pompeo's statement on Tuesday and said the EU is "fully aligned with the US position on this".

David Rohde, executive editor of The New Yorker tweeted out, "The journalist Jamal Khashoggi had said that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has 'no tolerance or willingness to accommodate critics'". Among other things, as MBS told Bloomberg, the visit prompted Riyadh to commit to buying more than 60 percent of its weapons in the next decade from Washington.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Riyadh must provide "honest answers" to the claims that he was murdered.

Mr Khashoggi was last seen visiting the consulate last week and Turkey says he may have been murdered there. But if by some miracle Khashoggi is still alive in a Saudi prison somewhere, revealing that he spoke anonymously to a foreign reporter could have enraged his captors and jeopardized his life.

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