Newly released transcripts provide insight into the final moments of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi before he was killed by Saudi agents inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
The authenticity of the transcripts, which were published Tuesday in the Turkish media for the first time, were confirmed to ABC News by Turkish authorities. The transcripts reveal gruesome details from the murder that has cast a shadow over Saudi relations with the United States.
The reported transcribed conversations show the 15-member team of Saudi officials discussing what to do with Khashoggi’s body before he arrived at the consulate, seeking paperwork for his upcoming marriage to his fiancée Hatice Cengiz. It’s unclear how Turkey was able to record the events in the Saudi consulate as they unfolded.