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Turkish authorities to search Saudi consulate for missing journalist

As the Turkish authorities prepare to search the Saudi consulate where a dissident Saudi journalist disappeared last week, the Turkish opposition is curiously silent about the matter despite the ruling party's harsh treatment of the country's own press.
A Turkish police officer stands guard outside the Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal - RC1735552880

The mystery cloaking the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey continues to grip the world, with world leaders now calling for an immediate explanation of his whereabouts amid growing fears that he may have been murdered.

Federica Mogherini, the European Union’s foreign policy chief, told reporters in Lisbon that the EU wants “a full-out investigation and full transparency from Saudi authorities on what happened.” The United Nations has weighed in with similar appeals and has called for an independent international investigation of the affair.

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