Turkish police were Monday searching a villa in the north-western province of Yalova in connection with Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, state media reported.
Police were at the two-storey villa with sniffer dogs, and were supported in their search by drones, state news agency Anadolu reported.
Their search was concentrated on a well in the garden of the villa in Termal district, Anadolu said.
According to pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak, investigators suspect that Khashoggi's remains are buried there.
Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2. His remains have not yet been located. There is also no confirmation of who ordered the killing.
Turkish security forces searched a villa in Yalova province, near Istanbul, in late October, with media reports saying at the time that it belonged to a member of a Saudi ‘hit squad.’ That search took place as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cited Yalova as one of the two areas that Saudi consulate employees allegedly scouted ahead of Khashoggi's murder.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Dozens arrested in Egypt after rare anti-Sisi protests
Iran says it will destroy any aggressor
Thousands stage protest in Algiers despite tight security
Troops injure Palestinian in northeast Ramallah
Israel's Netanyahu clings to power as coalition talks loom
Qatar scores on ‘well-being’, moves up in SEDA rankings
Lebanon exhibits drones used in alleged Israeli attack
Iran warns of response to any strike
Dozens of children die in Liberia school fire