UPDATED 9:06 AM PT — Tues. Oct. 16, 2018
Turkey remains convinced journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate after discovering new evidence.
A high-ranking Turkish official told the Associated Press the joint inspection team has found “certain evidence” Khashoggi was murdered in the diplomatic outpost.
The official is not authorized to speak publicly on the operation.
This comes as the Saudi government is reportedly preparing a statement acknowledging Khashoggi died during a botched interrogation by low-ranking Saudi officials.
In an earlier statement, President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish authorities will continue to seek the truth.
“Right now, as you aware, as a result of our intense contacts the search process in the consulate has started,” stated the Turkish president. “Yesterday there was an intense procedure underway until morning and it will continue — my hope is that we can reach conclusions that will give us a reasonable opinion as soon as possible.”
This comes after it was reported a large truck was seen leaving the consulate and parking at a Saudi official’s home just hours after Khashoggi’s disappearance.