A Turkish court on Friday began trying 20 Saudi nationals in absentia over the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
Khashoggi was killed and dismembered by a group of Saudi operatives shortly after he entered the consulate. His body was never found.
Istanbul's Heavy Penal Court No. 11 heard arguments of Khashoggi's fiance and some witnesses.