ISTANBUL — Investigators are examining the movements of Saudi officials who flew to Istanbul and went to the Saudi Consulate there on the same day that a Saudi dissident journalist disappeared after going to the building, the Turkish authorities said on Tuesday.
Turkish officials have said that investigators believe the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was killed and dismembered at the consulate after going there last Tuesday to pick up a document. The Saudi government has denied those claims.
The Turkish authorities were also looking into the possibility that Mr. Khashoggi had been abducted with the help of another country’s intelligence officers and that he could still be alive, the daily newspaper Sabah, which is close to the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, reported on Tuesday.
Saudi officials have agreed to allow Turkish investigators to conduct a search at the consulate, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, but the ministry did not offer any information about the timing, nature or extent of such a search.
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