Jamal Khashoggi: Symbolic funeral services for murdered journalist

Funeral prayers have taken place in Saudi Arabia and Turkey for murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi’s son Salah met mourners in Jeddah. Hundreds attended prayers in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, as well as in Istanbul, Turkey.

The body of Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, has not been found.

Saudi Arabia says an officer ordered Khashoggi’s murder, not Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Turkey insists the order came from the highest levels.

The decision to hold funeral prayers in the absence of Khashoggi’s body suggests that the family does not expect it to be recovered.