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Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police ‘search forest’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have already searched the Saudi consulate and consul’s residence Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search, reports say. Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in a nearby forest or on farmland. Mr Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi ...

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Turkish investigators leave Saudi consulate in Istanbul: witness

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish crime scene investigators left the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after searching the premises and consular vehicles as part of an investigation into missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Reuters witness said on Thursday. Turkish police forensic experts with a sniffer dog examine the residence of Saudi Arabia’s Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi in Istanbul, Turkey October 17, 2018. ...

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U.S. Secretary of State met with families of detained Turkish U.S. Mission employees: pool report

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Turkish families of three local U.S. mission employees who were detained in Turkey in the aftermath of a 2016 attempted coup, according to reporters traveling with him. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Ankara, Turkey, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool Turkey has detained some 160,000 people ...

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Turkish police leave Saudi consulate in Istanbul: witness

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A team of Turkish police investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left the Saudi consulate building in Istanbul, a Reuters witness said on Tuesday. A Turkish forensic expert is seen as he works inside a room of Consul General of Saudi Arabia Mohammad al-Otaibi at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 15, 2018. ...

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U.S. pastor Brunson released by Turkish court, set to fly home

IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) – An American evangelical Christian pastor at the centre of a row between Ankara and Washington looked set to fly home on Friday after a Turkish court freed him, a move that may signal a step towards mending ties between the allies. Pastor Andrew Brunson arrived at an airport in western Turkey’s Izmir province, a Reuters photographer ...

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Turkish court says U.S. pastor Brunson can go free

ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) – A Turkish court ruled on Friday that the American evangelical Christian pastor at the center of a row between Ankara and Washington could go free, a move that could be the first step toward mending ties between the NATO allies. Norine Brunson, wife of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, departs for her husband’s court hearing in Izmir, ...

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U.S. pastor’s lawyer says new Turkish prosecution witnesses irrelevant to case

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – New prosecution witnesses expected to testify on Friday in the Turkish trial of a U.S. Christian pastor on terrorism charges lack relevance as their testimony will focus on incidents after Andrew Brunson’s arrest, his lawyer said. FILE PHOTO: Ismail Cem Halavurt, lawyer of the jailed pastor Andrew Brunson, talks to media outside the Aliaga Prison and Courthouse ...

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Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish media says video shows disappearance plot

Image copyright Reuters Turkish media outlets have published CCTV footage which they say shows evidence of a plot linked to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It shows purported Saudi intelligence officers entering and leaving Turkey via Istanbul airport. Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi monarchy, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October and has not been seen ...

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