Turkish crime scene investigators spent nine hours searching the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday night and Tuesday morning, gathering evidence in the disappearance of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Turkish investigators took away soil samples, a metal door from the garden, and other evidence. Turkish officials say they have proof a Saudi team murdered and dismembered Khashoggi when he visited the consulate Oct. 2. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday morning for a brief meeting with King Salman and then Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The Saudis, who have denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance, are now reportedly planning to claim he was accidentally killed in the consulate during a botched interrogation.
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