The experts took samples of water from a well at the residence of the Saudi Consul General

© REUTERS / Murad SezerСотрудник security at the entrance to the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. Archival photoThe experts took samples of water from a well at the residence of the Saudi Consul General© REUTERS / Murad Sezer

Turkish forensic experts took samples of water from the well in the garden of the residence of the Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul in the framework of the investigation into the murder of opposition journalist Jamal Casucci, said on Wednesday the TV channel TRT, citing a source in the investigative bodies.

It is noted that the Saudi Consulate has banned Turkish police carry out a detailed inspection of the well.

On Tuesday, the head of the Turkish party Vatan («homeland») doğu perinçek told RIA Novosti that the body Casucci discovered at the residence of the Consul General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. However officially this information has not been confirmed.

Saudi journalist Jamal Casucci, who was a columnist for the American newspaper the Washington Post and 2017 were living in the United States, went missing in Turkey on 2 October after he entered the building of the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. State media in Saudi Arabia on the night of October 20 issued a message of the Prosecutor General of the country that, according to preliminary data, Casucci dead, and his death brought a quarrel with employees of the Consulate. In this case arrested the 18 people who questioned, the Saudi authorities seek to establish the truth and bring to justice all those responsible.

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