An unnamed source inside the consulate however was quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency as denying the claims, saying the accusations were "baseless".
Yasin Aktay, an official in Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) who was close to the journalist, said Khashoggi had made an appointment in advance with the consulate and called to check the documents were ready.
"Most of their cases have nothing to do with freedom of speech and majority will return to their homes when the process is finished", he said.
Khashoggi is a familiar face on political talk shows on Arab satellite television networks and used to advise Prince Turki al-Faisal, former Saudi intelligence chief and ambassador to the United States and Britain.
So what do we know about the journalist?
The source stressed that the Kingdom holds the safety and well-being of its citizens wherever they are and that relevant authorities in the Kingdom are diligently following up on this matter to uncover the complete facts. "We have nothing to hide", he said in the interview published on Friday. "Jamal is not at the consulate nor in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the consulate and the embassy are working to search for him", consul-general Mohammad al-Otaiba told Reuters.
The former government adviser, who turns 60 on October 13, has lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since past year to avoid possible arrest. He said he believes Turkish officials soon will announce the findings of their investigation. Under direction from the crown prince, Saudi authorities have carried out hundreds of arrests under the banner of national security, rounding up clerics, business executives and even women's rights advocates.
Khashoggi fled from Saudi Arabia in September 2017, months after Prince Mohammed was appointed heir to the throne, amid a campaign that saw dozens of dissidents arrested including intellectuals and Islamic preachers.
The writer said Saudi authorities banned him from using his verified Twitter account after he said the country should be "rightfully nervous about a Trump presidency". Saudi officials say he left shortly afterwards but his fiancee, who was waiting outside, said he never came out. On Sunday, another official assessed as "high probability" that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate and his body was taken away. "I can speak when so many cannot".
The prominent rights group also took worldwide community to task for its "deafening silence on Saudi Arabia's crackdown on freedom of expression", adding that the global community must demand an immediate explanation from Saudi Arabia's authorities about Jamal Khashoggi's fate or whereabouts.
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