Turkish Investigators Enter Saudi Consul’s Istanbul Residence

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -
Turkish forensic officials arrive to the residence of Saudi Arabia’s Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

A team of Turkish investigators entered the Saudi consul’s Istanbul residence on Wednesday, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said earlier that Turkish officials hoped to enter the consulate on Wednesday. Turkish police entered the Saudi consulate on Monday for the first time since Khashoggi’s disappearance two weeks ago, searching the premises for nine hours.