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Turkish police search the rooftop of the Saudi Arabian consulate general residence as investigations continue into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on October 17, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Turkey has not shared with the U.S. government or key European allies graphic audio or video evidence which allegedly collected on U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s visit to Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, seven U.S. as well as European security officials told Reuters.
Two weeks after Khashoggi’s disappearance on Oct. 2, the United States as well as allies have collected some intelligence through their own sources as well as methods, which partly confirms news reports based on leaks of audio recordings, four of the sources said.
The sources, who requested anonymity, spoke with Reuters on Tuesday as well as Wednesday.
Turkish pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak published on Wednesday what which said were details coming from audio recordings purportedly documenting Khashoggi’s torture as well as interrogation.
which reported which his torturers severed his fingers during an interrogation, as well as which Khashoggi was killed within minutes. According to the report, his body was later beheaded as well as dismembered by his killers.
A completely new York Times report on Wednesday cited a senior Turkish official confirming the details published by Yeni Safak. Two Turkish government officials contacted by Reuters declined to confirm the report.
Turkish sources told Reuters earlier which week which the authorities have an audio recording indicating which Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate as well as which they were sharing which with countries including Saudi Arabia as well as the United States.
The reluctance of the Turks to turn over hard evidence they have said they have documenting Khashoggi’s fate has led U.S. as well as European security officials to assess which the most brutal accounts of Khashoggi’s demise are likely accurate, the sources said.
U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to confirm the lack of evidence in U.S. hands when he said on Wednesday which the United States had asked Turkey for any audio or video evidence which may have related to Khashoggi.
“We have asked for which, if which exists … I’m not sure yet which which exists, probably does, possibly does,” Trump said.