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Disappeared journalist may have been killed inside Saudi consulate

A prominent Saudi journalist who disappeared last week in Istanbul was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in the city according to a probe by Turkey.

Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and columnist for the Washington Post did not return home after going to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday.

Turkish authorities said the journalist never left the consulate.

According to the Washington Post’s report, Turkish investigators believe a team came from Saudi Arabia and that it was a preplanned murder.

Saudia Arabia has denied that he was detained after entering the mission.

The killing, if confirmed, would mark a startling escalation of Saudi Arabia’s effort to silence dissent, the Washington Post said.