Saudi Arabia has sold the building housing its diplomatic mission in Istanbul where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed last year, a Turkish broadcaster said.
According to Habeturk TV, the building, located in the upscale Levent neighbourhood, was sold more than a month ago to an undisclosed buyer for a third of its value.
“A new building for the consulate had already been purchased in Sariyer district, which also hosts the US Consulate,” it added.
The Turkish broadcaster said that Saudi authorities would have needed approval from Turkey’s foreign ministry before proceeding with the property’s sale.
However, an official at the Turkish foreign ministry told the Middle East Eye that Turkey had no information to confirm the sale.