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Trump says it 'certainly looks' like journalist Khashoggi is dead

19 October 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that it certainly looks like U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. Trump said he was waiting for details from Khashoggi's disappearance. Khashoggi did not reappear from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 where he went to collect documents for his planned marriage.

Turkish officials have said they believe the journalist was murdered inside the building and his body chopped up and removed. Turkish sources have told Reuters that the authorities have an audio recording indicating Khashoggi was killed. The Saudis have strongly denied the allegations. But U.S. media outlets have reported they will acknowledge he was killed in a botched interrogation.