(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Turkey has given its first official statement on how it believes Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed, saying he was immediately strangled.
The statement follows weeks of media reports about the murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October. Turkey has yet to provide evidence.
Chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan said meetings with his Saudi counterpart this week led to “no concrete results”.
Saudi Arabia has not commented on the meetings.
The Turkish statement said: “In accordance with plans made in advance, the victim, Jamal Khashoggi, was choked to death immediately after entering the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia.”
His body was then dismembered and destroyed “again, in line with advance plans”, it added.