Turkish police have audio recording indicating Khashoggi was 'killed at Saudi consulate'
Turkish authorities have an audio recording that indicates missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, a Turkish official and a security source said on Monday.
"Turkish police have an audio recording that indicates that Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi consulate", a security source told Reuters, without providing further details.
The Turkish official said evidence that Khashoggi was killed at the consulate was being shared with other countries, including Saudi Arabia and the United States.
"Evidence has been conveyed to all sides very clearly," the security source said. "Now we are at the stage of collecting concrete evidence at the consulate."
Following days of mounting tensions, Saudi officials were allowing Turkish investigators to enter the consulate on Monday.
A Turkish diplomatic source said it was expected that the search, to be conducted jointly with Saudi authorities, would "take place towards the evening" on Monday.
Dozens of media organisations - some of whom had set up tents - have kept a constant vigil outside the consulate in the expectation that the search would finally begin.
Cleaners were seen entering the building around lunchtime, an AFP reporter said.
The Saudi delegation which is due to join the search arrived at the city's police headquarters, Turkish television said.
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