Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated in October of 2018 at his country’s general consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi was a critic of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and claimed that he was not a true reformer and that he was actually consolidating his own power under the guise of genuine reform.
Within weeks of the assassination, gruesome details emerged including his body being chopped up with a bone saw after his murder via choking. According to Al Jazeera, Khashoggi’s body was burned at in a large oven at the general consulate’s home.
Turkish investigators discovered more details about the murder of Khashoggi as part of their desire to know exactly what occurred on their soil. Turkish Intelligence chief Hakan Fidan was interviewed in a documentary in which he stated that he told MBS that he demanded to know exactly what happened to Jamal Khashoggi.
In response, MBS ended the call deeming the demand to be “an unacceptable threat”. The whole reason why Khashoggi entered the consulate was to receive paperwork to divorce his wife in Saudi Arabia, so he could marry his Turkish fiancé Hatice Cengiz. Additionally, the CIA concluded that MBS actually ordered the assassination.
Further investigation indicates that the furnace played an essential role in the attempt to cover up the assassination. To begin, Khashoggi’s blood was found on the walls of the consul’s office giving direct physical evidence of his death.
Additionally, the furnace itself was built to withstand 1,000 degree Celsius temperature and Turkish investigators said that the furnace was used to cook large amounts of barbecue meat to cover up the cremation of Khashoggi’s body.
All of this was reported in a documentary on Al Jazeera Arabic. The series included interviews with a worker who helped to construct the furnace. Saudi Arabia has refused to allow any of the suspects to be tried in Turkey and instead says it will pursue their prosecution within its own country.