He visited a consulate a week before a marriage and found a staff friendly. “They were astounded and said, ‘Yes, we will do it for you, though there is no time,’ and they concluded he will come behind on Tuesday,” his friend, Mr. Tamimi, recalled.
His fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, suspicion it was a mistake to set a assembly in advance.
Mr. Khashoggi told her not to worry.
“He pronounced they would not brave try anything within Turkey’s borders,” she said.
Shortly before a Tuesday appointment, Turkish officials now say, 15 Saudi agents, some carrying tactful passports, arrived in Istanbul on dual planes.
On Tuesday, Mr. Khashoggi and Ms. Cengiz went to a embassy during 1:30 p.m. She waited outward for him.
She was still watchful there after midnight.
She came behind a subsequent morning, that was to have been their marriage day.
“We have bought a residence and a furniture,” she pronounced then. “The seat is nearing today.”