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    The reports come a day after Ankara announced that Riyadh had granted official permission to search the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul in order to investigate the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

    Turkish media on Wednesday published images of men who are believed to have captured Khashoggi while he was in the diplomatic facility.

    The Sabah newspaper released images of what it referred to as an "assassination squad" at a passport check in the airport, adding that they had checked into two different hotels in Istanbul on October 2 and left later in the day.

    READ MORE: Pompeo Urges Saudi Govt to Support a Thorough Probe Into Khashoggi Disappearance

    In the meantime, news channel 24 also broadcasted a video showing a black Mercedes-Benz Vito that was parked near the consulate on October 2 when Khashoggi entered the building. The media outlet suggested that the journalist was inside the van when it later drove to the Saudi consul's home and parked in a garage nearby.

    Previously, sources with the Turkish police told reporters that the journalist might have been killed inside the consulate, while Saudi authorities have denied the allegations, stressing that they had nothing to do with his disappearance.

    Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post and who was critical of the Saudi government, left the country last year and moved to the US. Last week, he went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to pick up necessary documents for his upcoming wedding, but never returned. According to the missing journalist’s fiancée, Saudi guards told her that he had already left the facility.

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