ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s review into a disappearance of distinguished Saudi publisher Jamal Khashoggi has suggested recordings done on his Apple Watch purportedly indicating he was tortured and killed, a Turkish journal reported on Saturday.

The news in a pro-government Sabah daily, that could not immediately be verified, emerged after a commission from Saudi Arabia arrived in Turkey for a corner review into his disappearance.

“The moments when Khashoggi was interrogated, tortured and murdered were accessible in a Apple Watch’s memory,” a paper said, adding that a watch had synched with his iPhone, that his fiancée was carrying outward a consulate.

Two comparison Turkish officials formerly told Reuters that Khashoggi had been wearing a black Apple watch when he entered a consulate and that it was connected to a mobile phone he left outside.

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However, it was not transparent possibly information from Khashoggi’s watch could have been transmitted to his phone outside, or how investigators could have retrieved it though receiving a watch themselves.

Technology experts contend it is rarely doubtful a watch could have accessible actions inside a embassy and uploaded them to an iCloud account. Most models of a watch need that it be within 30 to 50 feet (9-15 meters) of a iPhone that it is interconnected with to upload information to Apple’s iCloud, they said.

Even newer models that can promulgate with a cloud directly around wireless need possibly tie to a circuitously WiFi network or a form of mobile tie that is not accessible in Turkey, a experts say.


Sabah, that cited “reliable sources in a special comprehension department” for a report, pronounced Khashoggi was believed to have incited on a recording underline on a watch before entering a consulate.

The paper pronounced Saudi comprehension agents had satisfied after he died that a watch was recording and they used his finger imitation to clear it, deletion some files, though not all of them. The recordings were subsequently found on his phone, it said.

On Thursday, Turkey pronounced it and Saudi Arabia had concluded to form a corner operative organisation – during Riyadh’s beginning – to examine a case. A Saudi source pronounced a comparison royal, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, had visited Turkey that day.

Khashoggi entered a Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2to get papers for his stirring marriage. Saudi officials contend he left shortly thereafter though Turkish officials and his fiancée, who was watchful outside, pronounced he never came out.

Turkish sources have told Reuters a initial comment of a military was that Khashoggi, an outspoken censor of a Saudi government, had been deliberately killed inside a consulate. Riyadh has discharged a claims.

SPA pronounced on Friday that Saudi Arabia’s interior minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, cursed a “lies and groundless allegations” opposite a kingdom,

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