The Turkish government claims to have audio that proves journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a report said.
U.S. and Turkish officials said that the recordings show that Khashoggi was detained by a security team on Oct. 2 when he entered the consulate to obtain documents for his upcoming wedding, according to the Washington Post.
The security team then killed and dismembered Khashoggi, the paper said.
“The voice recording from inside the embassy lays out what happened to Jamal after he entered,” an official told the paper.
“You can hear his voice and the voices of men speaking Arabic … You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured and then murdered.”
Saudi officials have denied being involved in the man’s disappearance and maintain that he left the consulate unharmed.
Khashoggi, who lives in the United States, was a Washington Post columnist and critic of the Saudi regime.
U.S. senators have sparked an investigation in the Saudi role in Khashoggi’s disappearance, which could trigger sanctions.
President Donald Trump on Thursday pointed out that “Khashoggi is not a United States citizen.”
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