Turkey starts investigation into disappearance of Saudi journalist: Report

Reuters Ankara, Turkey Oct 06, 2018, 08.15 PM(IST)

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds up a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph:( AFP )

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On Friday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Saudi authorities would allow Turkey to search the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, after Turkish and Saudi authorities gave conflicting accounts of his disappearance.

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi commentator Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing for four days after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, broadcaster NTV reported on Saturday.

On Friday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said Saudi authorities would allow Turkey to search the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul, after Turkish and Saudi authorities gave conflicting accounts of his disappearance.

Khashoggi entered the mission on Tuesday. Ankara said there was no evidence he left the diplomatic mission, while Riyadh says that he exited the same day.