Turkish police find hydrofluoric acid at Saudi consul’s home

Turkish police find hydrofluoric acid at Saudi consul’s home

Baku. 9 November. REPORT.AZ/ Turkish police found traces of hydrofluoric acid and other chemicals inside a well at the Saudi consul general’s home in Istanbul and think that journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s dismembered body was dissolved in acid in one of the rooms of the residence, Al Jazeera reported Nov. 8.

Citing an unidentified source from Turkish attorney general’s office, Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons, reporting from Istanbul, said the residence was searched by Turkish investigators two weeks after the killing.

"We know that on the night of October 16 to 17, when the Turkish investigators were working inside the residence and wanted to gain full access to the garden and the well shaft, they were not given permission […] but were able to briefly take some samples from it with rods from the top of it," he said.

"Those samples have been processed and they include proof that there had been hydrofluoric and other chemicals," Simmons said.

Simmons said the other samples taken from the sewerage and drainage system around the diplomatic district also showed the use of acid.

Khashoggi's sons earlier urged to return their father's body so that the family could worthily bury him in Saudi Arabia.

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