He also predicted that final results of Turkey's investigations may dissuade the U.S. administration and Trump from continued support for bin Salman.
United States intelligence officials reportedly intercepted communications that the Saudis discussed a plan to lure and capture Khashoggi before his disappearance, a person familiar with the situation said in The Post. Trump heaped praise on Prince Mohammed when he made a three-week visit to the USA last March, saying the Saudi king had made a "very wise decision" in choosing the prince to succeed him.
Cengiz, who told CNN that she does not feel comfortable enough to give an on-camera interview, said in written answers to questions from CNN's Christiane Amanpour that Khashoggi "may have been kidnapped, abducted, or some harm may have come to him". Turkish officials fear the team killed Khashoggi, who wrote critically of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Khashoggi, who has penned articles critical of some of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's policies in the Arab and Western press, was a Washington Post op-ed writer.
Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia a year ago saying he feared retribution for his criticism of Riyadh over the Yemen war and its crackdown on dissent, and since then he wrote columns for the Washington Post. Reporter: "What do you know at this point?" "We want to get to the bottom of it".
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered Istanbul's Saudi consulate and has not been heard from since.
Photos have surfaced of a 15-member "assassination squad" allegedly sent after the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has been missing since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Khashoggi has been a contributing writer for the Post.
She called on Trump to "help shed light" on the journalist's disappearance.
She also urged Saudi Arabia to release CCTV footage of when her fiance disappeared. The Sabah newspaper, which is close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, published names and pictures of the Saudi nationals, apparently taken at a passport control station.
News channel 24 aired the video, suggesting that Khashoggi was inside of the black Mercedes Vito, which resembled one parked outside of the consulate when the writer walked in on October 2.
Turkey's foreign minister said authorities would search the consulate in Istanbul as part of its investigation into Khashoggi's disappearance, saying Saudi officials were "open to cooperation", although it's unclear when the event would take place.
The video then cuts away to traffic outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul's upscale 4th Levent neighborhood, showing vehicles with green diplomatic license plates. "Silence, denials and delays are not acceptable", Ryan wrote in a statement.
Saudi Arabia has claimed the CCTV cameras were not working on Tuesday, to explain their inability to provide video evidence that Khashoggi left the consular building as they claimed he did.
"We fear possibly the worst, but at the moment there has been no evidence to suggest otherwise". Yet Jamal did not think the Saudis could force him to stay at the consulate in Turkey, even if they wanted to arrest him.