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Will Khashoggi’s disappearance rock Turkish-Saudi relations?

How Turkish President Erdogan discloses the official findings of the investigation into Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance will be crucial in determining the future of Turkish-Saudi ties.
Pictures of Saudi journalist Khashoggi are placed on security barriers during a protest outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 8, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RC1FD8B03460

The more time passes, the more mysterious the disappearance of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi becomes.

On Oct. 2 at 1:12 p.m., Khashoggi and his Turkish fiance, Hatice Cengiz, went to the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Turkish sources have offered conflicting details on what happened next. Al-Monitor spoke with senior security bureaucrats in Ankara who requested to remain anonymous. 

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