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Khashoggi murder

Acid, chemicals found inside Saudi consul's home

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Turkish police searching for Jamal Khashoggi's body found traces of hydrofluoric acid in a well at the Saudi consul general's home in Istanbul, it was reported today.
The journalist's body was dissolved in acid inside the house and disposed of in the garden well, a Turkish source told Al-Jazeera.    Turkish forensic officers made the grim discovery when they searched the residence two weeks after Khashoggi was killed on October 2, the source said. Officially, the whereabouts of his body is still unknown.  
It comes after Turkish media claimed on Tuesday that Saudi consulate staff tried to dismantle CCTV equipment at their Istanbul compound to help cover up Khashoggi's murder.
Workers attempted to tear out a security camera inside the consulate on the day the writer walked in and was killed, according to reports in Turkey. Attempts were also made at tampering with a video system in the police security booth outside the complex days later, it is claimed.   According to Turkey's pro-government Sabah newspaper, a member of staff at the consulate went to access the police security video system at 1am on October 6.
Sabah said the same individual entered a digital lock code into the system to block access to   
footage showing movements at the entrance - including the moment Khashoggi arrived at the consulate.
However, Al Jazeera reported that police had already deciphered codes and accessed the system before the attempted tampering allegedly took place.
Meanwhile, Turkey's foreign minister has claimed a 15-man Saudi team that flew to Turkey before the killing of Jamal Khashoggi must have been acting on orders.  
Speaking to reporters in Tokyo, Mevlut Cavusoglu added that it was Saudi Arabia's responsibility to tell Turkey what happened to the Khashoggi's body, according to Anadolu news agency.

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