Turkish investigators have found traces of hydrofluoric acid and other chemicals in a well at the Saudis Consulate’s home in Istanbul. A source at the Turkish law firm has told Al Jazeera.
The discovery comes six weeks after the journalist and Saudi deputy Jamal Khashoggi disappeared from the Saudi consulate. He is now believed to have been murdered, despite early allegations from Saudi officials as he left the building undamaged. At the end of October, these authorities acknowledged that he had been killed. Early this month, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman repeated repetitions to find out who was responsible for Khashoggi’s death and punish them.
Turkish investigators first tried to access the consul’s garden and wellsax in mid-October, but were denied permission. But they “briefly” sampled from the top of the well axis, reported the Qatari news, which now shows fluacid and other chemicals. Samples taken from the sewage and sewage system in the area showed signs of the same substances.
The stay of Khashoggi ester has been a constant issue in recent weeks. On Friday (November 2), an assistant to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his body had been placed in acid after being dismembered, “to dissolve his remains easier,” he said. “Now we see that they not only dampened their body but also vaporized it.”
Although the latest revelation may look like another smoking, diplomatic action from the rest of the world for Khashoggi’s death has been minimal. Donald Trump spoke yesterday (November 7) that he formed (paywall) a “very strong opinion” about what had happened ̵
1; but he did not reveal exactly what that perception could be.