People attend a symbolic funeral prayer for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul, Turkey on November 16, 2018 [File: Huseyin Aldemir/Reuters]
Since Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on October 2, 2018, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Saudi authorities have continuously changed their narrative of what happened. From claiming that he left alive and well, through asserting he got into a “fistfight”, to insisting he was the victim of a “rogue operation”, Riyadh has been unable to present a convincing, coherent explanation of what exactly happened that day in the consulate.
As gruesome details of his murder leaked to Turkish media and international outrage grew, attempts were made to discredit the prominent journalist. He was called a “Muslim Brotherhood