Istanbul, Oct 16 (IENews) Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s family called for an international inquiry into his disappearance.
The family of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday called for an international investigation into the circumstances of his disappearance.
“We are sadly and anxiously following the conflicting news regarding the fate of our father after losing contact with him two weeks ago, when he disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul,” the family said in the a statement.
“The strong moral and legal responsibility which our father instilled in us obliges us to call for the establishment of an independent and impartial international commission to inquire into the circumstances of his death,” his family said.
Khashoggi entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and was never seen exiting.
On the same day Khashoggi arrived at the consulate, 15 other Saudis, including several officials, arrived in Istanbul on two planes and visited the building while journalist was also inside, police sources said told Daily Sabah newspaper in Istanbul.
All of the identified individuals have since left Turkey.