Turkey puts fiancee of slain journalist Khashoggi under 24-hour protection

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Hatice Cengiz, Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée [File photo]

Turkish experts have put the fiancee of killed Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi under 24-hour police insurance, the state-run Anadolu news office said on Sunday, Reuters reports. 

Khashoggi, a US inhabitant, and Washington Post feature writer vanished on Oct. 2 after he strolled into the Saudi office in Istanbul to get records for his up and coming marriage to Hatice Cengiz. 

For a considerable length of time Saudi Arabia precluded information from claiming the end result for him, at first guaranteeing Khashoggi had left the building. On Saturday Riyadh said he was killed in a fistfight in the department. The Saudi outside pastor has since considered his demise a "tremendous and grave error". 

The Istanbul senator's office has put Cengiz, a Turkish national, under 24-hour police assurance, Anadolu said. Experts did not instantly react to a demand for input on what incited the choice to give her a security detail. 


On the day Khashoggi vanished, Cengiz sat tight for quite a long time outside the department for him and, when he didn't return, connected with experts as he had trained her to do, she later said. 

After Saudi Arabia affirmed his passing, she composed on Twitter in Arabic: "They have taken your body from this world, yet your delightful grin will remain in my reality for eternity."