ANKARA, Sept 11 (NNN-ANADOLU) – Turkish newspaper, Daily Sabah, on Tuesday revealed the audio recordings of the final words of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered last Oct, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The audios were obtained by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organisation, right after the murder, and were shared with relevant Turkish authorities who carried out an investigation into the incident.
The recordings included conversations between the killers of Khashoggi, before his arrival at the consulate, who discussed plans to murder and dismember him.
After Khashoggi arrived at the consulate for his marriage procedures, Maher Mutreb, a member of the Saudi hit squad, was heard telling him that, he would be taken back to Riyadh, based on an Interpol order against him.
The hit squad also tried to force Khashoggi to send his son a message, telling him not to worry, if he did not hear from his father, which the slain journalist rejected.
“Help us, so that we can help you. Because in the end, we will take you to Saudi Arabia. And if you don’t help us, you know what will happen in the end,” Mutreb was heard saying later, in the recordings.
The report added that in the end, Khashoggi, who worked for The Washington Post, was apparently drugged and lost consciousness.
These are his last words the Turkish newspaper reveals: “Don’t cover my mouth, I have asthma, don’t do it. You’ll suffocate me.”
The kingdom put Mutreb and 10 others, on non-public trials, for their involvement in the murder.– NNN-ANADOLU