Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian prominent journalist, and dissident who resided in Turkey was killed in the Saudi Consulate Istanbul. For decades, he was close to the Saudi royal family and also served as an adviser to the government. But in 2017 Khashoggi fled Saudi Arabia and went into self-imposed exile.Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018 to obtain documents related to his planned marriage. As no CCTV recorded him exiting the consulate, he was declared a missing person amid news reports claiming that he had been killed inside the consulate. For more than two weeks Saudi Arabia consistently denied any knowledge of Khashoggi's fate. But in the early hours of 20 October, state television reported the journalist had, in fact, died in the consulate after a fight. It later said that Khashoggi had been murdered in a "rogue operation" and vowed to punish "those responsible". Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged in the murder of the journalist.