Turkish media published images and video Wednesday purportedly showing surveillance camera images of the Saudi hit men sent to target Khashoggi at the time of his Oct. 2 disappearance. State-run broadcaster TRT aired video it said showed the Saudis arriving by a private jet and then leaving a hotel. The video also showed Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate. An hour and 54 minutes later, according to the time stamp, a black Mercedes Vito with diplomatic license plates — which resembled a van parked outside the consulate when the writer walked in — drove about 1.2 miles to the consul’s home and then parked inside a garage.
The Daily Sabah newspaper, which is another outlet close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, published images of what it referred to as the “assassination squad” apparently taken at a passport checkpoint. The paper reported the men checked into two hotels in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and left later that day.
So far, no one has produced any footage allegedly showing Khashoggi leaving the consulate. The Washington Post reported Khashoggi went to the consulate to finalize papers for his wedding to his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz.
Khashoggi’s fiancée, who was waiting outside at the time, said the person seen in the video entering the Saudi consulate appeared to be Khashoggi. She also said the person in the video who was walking back and forth outside the consulate may have been her, but it was “too distant to be clear.”
The footage was published as Turkish newspaper Sabah published the alleged identities of the 15 Saudi men Turkish authorities suspect were involved in Khashoggi’s disappearance, the BBCreported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.