Turkey: Saudi clean-up team obscured evidence
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/05/18, 11:16 am
A Saudi team sent to assist a probe into journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death covered up evidence of the killing, Turkish sources claimed Monday. A Turkish official said Saudi Arabia sent a chemist and a toxicologist to scrub the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul of evidence of Khashoggi’s killing before Turkish authorities were able to search the premises. The Turkish pro-government Sabah newspaper first published the report of the clean-up team, identifying the experts as Ahmed Abdulaziz Al-Janobi and Khaled Yahya al-Zahrini. The team’s deployment suggests that Saudi government higher-ups were aware of the killing, Turkish officials said. Two of Khashoggi’s sons appeared on CNN Sunday to appeal for his remains to be released so he can be buried.
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Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.