Officials say one of the two men arrived in Istanbul shortly after Jamal Khashoggi’s murder [Ola Salem/Al Jazeera]

Turkey has arrested two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates and is investigating whether the suspects were linked to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to media reports. 

The state-run Anadolu Agency, citing judicial sources on Friday, described the two men as “intelligence operatives” working on behalf of the UAE, and said they were “referred to a court on charges of political and military espionage”. 

The agency also released apparent surveillance images of the pair in the streets, as well as photographs of the two men taken following their arrest on Monday.

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Reuters, citing a senior Turkish official, said

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