Search for Khashoggi’s Body Moves to Forest North of Istanbul
Turkish police investigating the alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi are said to have begun searching a forest north of Istanbul. Unnamed Turkish officials have reportedly said the Washington Post writer’s body may have been disposed of in the nearby Belgrad Forest. The vast woodland was a new lead for police after investigators studied CCTV footage to determine where vehicles belonging to the consulate went on Oct. 2, the day Khashoggi disappeared after entering the kingdom’s consulate. Turkish officials claim they have audio and video evidence of him being brutally tortured and murdered. Saudi Arabia has denied killing Khashoggi but reports have suggested the kingdom is preparing to admit Khashoggi did die while in their custody, blaming a high-level intelligence official. President Donald Trump said Thursday that it “certainly looks” like the journalist is dead.