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Offbeat Screenshots show Khashoggi did not see text messages after entering Saudi consulate

15:26  11 october  2018
15:26  11 october  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate: sources

  Turkish police believe Saudi journalist was killed at consulate: sources Turkish authorities believe that prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared four days ago after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, was killed inside the consulate, two Turkish sources said on Saturday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr. Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul.

Mr Khashoggi , a Saudi national, was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday. He told her to call an adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan if he did not return. It has allowed reporters into the consulate to show Mr Khashoggi is not there. Image caption The Saudi consulate said Khashoggi left after completing paperwork.

A week after Khashoggi vanished in the heart of Turkey’s biggest city, details of the investigation into his disappearance continued to point towards Riyadh having However, despite a circumstantial case being established that blames Saudi Arabia for Khashoggi ’s abduction, there were signs that Turkish

a person standing next to a car: Image: This image taken from CCTV video obtained by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet and made available on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul© Hurriyet Image: This image taken from CCTV video obtained by the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet and made available on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

WASHINGTON — Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi checked his cellphone just before entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, but never read messages sent to him minutes later, screenshots obtained by NBC News show.

The screenshots of WhatsApp messages sent to Khashoggi by a friend in the U.S. corroborate the timeline of his disappearance, providing further evidence that he did not leave the consulate, as Saudi Arabia's government has claimed.

Fiancée of missing Saudi journalist asks Trump for help in op-ed

  Fiancée of missing Saudi journalist asks Trump for help in op-ed Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée implored President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump "to help shed light on" his disappearance in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Tuesday evening. Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist, vanished October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As a columnist for the Post, Khashoggi was a frequent critic of the Saudi regime. On Saturday, Turkish officials told the Post that Khashoggi had been killed at the Saudi consulate. CNN has not been able to independently confirm these reports, and the Saudi government has denied them.

Jamal Khashoggi was taken from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in a car with four Saudi officials Jamal Khashoggi , a critic of Saudi Arabia and a Washington Post columnist, went missing after Though Khashoggi gave his Saudi phone to his fiancée before entering the Istanbul embassy WhatsApp records show Khashoggi last viewed his messages on his US cell phone at 1.06pm on

Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was last seen visiting the building last week. He told her to call an adviser to President Erdogan if he did not return. What has Turkey said? It has allowed journalists into the consulate to show Mr Khashoggi is not there, reportedly even opening cupboards. Image copyright AFP. Image caption The Saudi consulate said Khashoggi left after completing paperwork.

Khashoggi's fiancé, Hatice Cengiz, has said he left a cellphone with her before entering the consulate. It's unclear whether that's the same cellphone to which the unread messages were sent. Reports in foreign news outlets have said Khashoggi left one cellphone with his fiancé but carried another into the consulate, and a person close to Khashoggi's family told NBC News that was indeed a possibility.

Either way, the unread messages indicate that after entering the consulate, Khashoggi never regained access to the cellphone that he used regularly to communicate with friends and others in the U.S. The Virginia phone number is the same one that NBC News had used in the past to arrange interviews with Khashoggi.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Two WhatsApp screenshots obtained by NBC News from a friend of Jamal Khashoggi in the Pacific Time Zone of the U.S.© NBC News Two WhatsApp screenshots obtained by NBC News from a friend of Jamal Khashoggi in the Pacific Time Zone of the U.S.

The WhatsApp messages consist of links to news articles sent by the friend to Khashoggi about Saudi Arabia, including some critical of the government led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. One was a link to a piece in the magazine The American Conservative entitled "The Increasingly Repressive 'New' Saudi Arabia."

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  Saudi king, Turkish president hold call on Jamal Khashoggi Saudi King Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have spoken by telephone over the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. State-run news agencies in both Saudi Arabia and Turkey acknowledged Sunday night's call.Turkey said Erdogan "stressed forming a joint working group to probe the case."Saudi Arabia meanwhile said King Salman thanked Erdogan "for welcoming the kingdom's proposal" for forming the working group.The king also said Turkey and Saudi Arabia enjoy close relations and "that no one will get to undermine the strength of this relationship."Khashoggi disappeared Oct.

Mr. Khashoggi has not been seen since he entered the consulate on Oct. A still from security-camera footage is thought to show the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week.CreditHurriyet, via Associated Press.

CCTV shows Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walking into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the last time he was seen . He said this was likely to change after the “reckless” case of Khashoggi . But Mr Dalay, a nonresident fellow at Brookings Institution, said Turkish officials do not want the case to be

Screenshots from the sender's phone show that a message sent to Khashoggi the night before, at 10:25 p.m. Istanbul-time on Oct. 1, was read. WhatsApp uses two blue check marks to indicate messages that have been seen by the recipient.

Later messages sent to Khashoggi show that he was "last seen" on WhatsApp on Oct. 2 at 1:06 p.m. Istanbul-time. The "last seen" feature reveals when a WhatsApp user was last online and using the encrypted messaging application.

Eight minutes later, Khashoggi entered the consulate in Istanbul at 1:14 p.m., according to the timestamp on CCTV footage that shows him walking into the building.

A message sent to him at 1:24 p.m. was delivered to his phone but was never read, indicated by two gray check marks next to the message.

The friend who sent Khashoggi the text messages was in the Western part of the U.S., so the time stamps on the screenshots are in Pacific Daylight Time — 10 hours behind Istanbul. The sender agreed to share the information on condition of anonymity out of concern for the sender's safety.

Turkey suggests Khashoggi's remains taken out of consulate

Turkey suggests Khashoggi's remains taken out of consulate A Turkish official says investigators are assessing the possibility that the remains of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been taken to a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city, if and after he was killed inside the diplomatic mission earlier this month. 

Saudi critic, Jamal Khashoggi , disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last It remains unclear what happened to Mr. Khashoggi , who has not been seen since he entered “It’s a message , very clear, that our hands can reach you wherever you are,” said Ghanem The Saudi government did not respond to a request for comment about its efforts to silence dissidents abroad.

It shows purported Saudi intelligence officers entering and leaving Turkey via Istanbul airport. What else does the video show ? Image caption Diplomatic vehicles were seen entering the consulate and driving to the Saudi consul's residence shortly after Mr Khashoggi 's arrival.

The new details about Khashoggi's text messages come amid a swirl of new, macabre reports and conflicting information about what happened to Khashoggi, complicating global efforts to determine his whereabouts and whether he's still alive.

Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen and critic of the government who wrote in The Washington Post, entered the consulate last Tuesday to obtain documents needed for his upcoming marriage to Cengiz, a Turkish citizen. Saudi Arabia has maintained that he left the consulate, but has not provided any proof.

Late Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that Crown Prince Mohammed had ordered an operation to lure Kashoggi to Saudi Arabia from Virginia, where he resides, citing "U.S. intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials discussing the plan." But the officials weren't clear whether the Saudis discussed harming Khashoggi or merely detaining him, the report said. NBC News has not had access to the intercepts.

Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the U.S. told Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., that consulate security cameras that would have captured his departure were not recording. But an individual familiar with Saudi embassy operations and protocol says that claim "raises questions."

Turkey denies Trump claim US investigators working on missing Saudi case

  Turkey denies Trump claim US investigators working on missing Saudi case Turkey on Thursday denied a claim by US President Donald Trump that American investigators were working with both Ankara and Riyadh to probe the disappearance in Turkey of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "The information that the United States has tasked investigators over the Khashoggi case is not correct," said a Turkish diplomatic source quoted by the state-run Anadolu news agency. Trump earlier said "we have investigators over there and we're working with Turkey and frankly we're working with Saudi Arabia".

Khashoggi : case against Saudi agents reverberates through Ankara and Riyadh. His message struck a nuanced tone in the US, where he tried to acknowledge the reforms undertaken by Bin In his dealings with Canada, including a withdrawal of investment, the Saudi ruler has shown he does not tolerate criticism of his country’s Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi missing after visit to consulate .

ISTANBUL — As Jamal Khashoggi prepared to enter the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, a squad of men from Saudi Arabia who Turkish officials have previously said they believe that Khashoggi , a prominent journalist and critic of the Saudi government, was killed inside the consulate .

"The Saudis take security at diplomatic posts very seriously, especially in a complex security environment like Istanbul," the individual said. "If the cameras were not working, it could have been a violation of security protocol."

Over the weekend Turkish authorities told NBC News and other news organizations that police believed Khashoggi had been killed inside the consulate. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it's Saudi Arabia's responsibility to prove that he truly left the consulate.

On Wednesday, three people familiar with the investigation told NBC News that Turkish officials had told the U.S. that Turkey had listening devices inside the Saudi consulate, giving the Turks at least some insight into what transpired inside.

a man wearing glasses: Image: Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event in London Britain on Sept. 29.© Middle East Monitor Image: Jamal Khashoggi speaks at an event in London Britain on Sept. 29.

The case has drawn increasing concern from leaders in the U.S., including President Donald Trump, who is pledging to "get to the bottom" of his disappearance. John Bolton, the national security adviser, and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner spoke this week to Crown Prince Mohammed seeking information about Khashoggi, the White House said, as did Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

"It's a very bad situation," Trump said. "And we want to get to the bottom of it."

Corker and other senators on the Foreign Relations panel sent Trump a letter Wednesday giving the president three months to determine whether Saudi Arabia violated the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which prohibits extrajudicial killings, torture and other egregious rights violations. A determination that Saudi Arabia did violate the act would trigger sanctions on Saudi Arabia unless Trump specifically waives them.

Corker and some other senators have been given access to a classified intelligence report regarding Khashoggi's case. After reading the report, Corker said he couldn't divulge its details, but told NBC News there was "no question" that it confirmed his skepticism about Saudi Arabia's explanations.

Khashoggi's disappearance has brought renewed scrutiny to the Saudi government's increasingly aggressive efforts to silence its critics. Trump and other Western leaders have praised Crown Prince Mohammed for pursuing ambitious reforms aimed at modernizing the country and its economy, but there have been growing concerns about other freedoms for Saudis violated in the process.

Saudis insist missing Post contributor left Turkey consulate .
Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul is insisting a missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post left its building before disappearing, directly contradicting comments by Turkish officials who say they believe he is still there. The statement by the consulate released early Thursday said its diplomats were working with "Turkish local authorities to uncover the circumstances of the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi after he left the consulate building."The statement released by the state-run Saudi Press Agency did not elaborate.

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