Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to Sky News. According to anonymous sources cited by Sky News, the writer had been “cut up” and his face “disfigured.”
Addressing his party’s parliamentary group, the president of Turki confirmed two weeks of leaks by Turkish officials that Saudi officials murdered Khashoggi in their consulate after plotting his death days before, demanding the kingdom reveals the identities of all those involved in the killing, regardless of their ranks.
“I am making a call to Saudi Arabia. This happened in Istanbul. We propose that these 18 suspects are tried in Istanbul. Of course, this is something they can decide on,” Erdogan said.
Meanwhile CIA Director Gina Haspel who ran black sites for torture was in Turkey on Oct. 23 to help investigate the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, two sources familiar with the matter said, as security agencies examined what role Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman may have played in the case.
At the same time, Hurriyet Daily News reported that Turkish police found Saudi Consular car abandoned in an Istanbul parking lot.
The car, which matched another vehicle seen outside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi had disappeared on Oct. 2., was found in a private parking lot in the Sultangazi district after a tip-off from a reader who called daily Hürriyet reporters.
According to an employee who spoke to Hürriyet, the Mercedes with the diplomatic plate of 34 CC 1736 was driven into the parking lot by one of the attachés of the consulate, identified only as Muhammed O., on Oct. 7.
“We know him as he has been using our parking lot sometimes. However, normally his Turkish driver uses this car. But on Oct. 7, the attaché was driving it himself,” the employee said.
While Turkey and the international public were still discussing the whereabouts of Khashoggi, the Saudi attaché had returned to the parking lot on Oct. 18 with a BMW carrying the diplomatic plate of 34 CC 2665.
The attaché parked his BMW in front of the Mercedes and unloaded three suitcases, two of them quite large, according to the employee. With the help of one of the parking lot employees, he loaded the suitcases into the Mercedes.
“Khashoggi’s body is not inside the suitcases, is it?” the employee quoted himself as jokingly asking the attaché. “He laughed and answered no,” he said.
Face mask for ‘heavy chemical work’
The employee added that a face mask had fallen on the floor while they loaded the suitcases into the trunk.
“The attaché took it and put it in a trash bin before leaving the parking lot with the BMW,” the employee said. “I was very suspicious. I took the mask and showed it to a doctor. He told me that it was a mask that is used by those who work with heavy chemicals. I was so scared that I instantly put it away,” he said.
The consulate’s Mercedes remained in the parking lot with the suspicious suitcases in its trunk, as well as an iPhone box and a kettle, which can be seen in its back seat.
Turkish police went to the parking lot on Oct. 22 but could not search the car due to its diplomatic immunity. After receiving a waiver from Saudi authorities, security forces returned to the site and conducted the search on Oct. 23.
According to the initial findings, two suitcases full of clothes were found in the trunk. The clothes will be analyzed for DNA traces, a security source said.
While Zero Hedge informed of suspicious suitcases coming out from the Saudi Consulate in Turki.
An unconfirmed report from Gulf Institute terrorism expert Ali AlAhmed purports to show agents of the Saudi monarchy moving large bags outside the consulate on October 2, postulated to contain Khashoggi’s dismembered body parts.
— Ali AlAhmed (@AliAlAhmed_en) October 22, 2018
The whole thing is bizarre from the beginning, it doesn’t make any sense. We don’t know whether we can trust any news coming out from any media. I certainly do not believe any narrative given, especially from the mainstream. What sad is that how come one shady journalist counts more that it is given most of attention from the news media while millions of starving Yemeni, million victims of wars and brutal injustice, dissidents tortured or killed not receiving the same media attention. Something is at odd and if there is ever any “light” on it, we can only wait and see.