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Khashoggi Was strangled upon entering consulate, Turkey says

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Saudi columnist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi was strangled to death as soon as he entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul in a premeditated murder, the city's chief prosecutor said in a statement.

[ISTANBUL] Saudi columnist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi was strangled to death as soon as he entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul in a premeditated murder, the city's chief prosecutor said in a statement.

It also says Khashoggi's body was dismembered after he was killed, and that the dismemberment was also premeditated.

The statement comes after Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, left Turkey following meetings with his counterpart in Istanbul.

Turkey says that despite all well-intended efforts, authorities have unable to reach "concrete results" in the investigation of Khashoggi's killing.

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Turkish officials have been leaking information suggesting that the Saudis have not been cooperative in the probe; according to one pro-government columnist on Wednesday, Mr al-Mojeb seemed more interested in learning what Turkey knew than in getting to the bottom of what happened to Khashoggi.

The lira is having one of its worst days this month after Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak announced a series of major tax cuts earlier in the day; it traded more than 2 per cent weaker at 5.5950 per dollar as of 5.10 pm in Istanbul.

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