4. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Turan Kislakci, Khashoggi's friend and head of Turkish Arab Journalists Association:
"Our concern has been raised after yesterday's statement (by the Saudi consulate saying writer Khashoggi had left the consulate building). Because if he is not here as the Saudi officials say, where has he has been taken? Saudi Arabia's practices in the past year are raising our concerns further over this issue."
6. Cutaway of sign on the consulate (Turkish) "Consulate General of Saudi Arabia"
7. SOUNDBITE (Turkish) Turan Kislakci, Khashoggi's friend and head of Turkish Arab Journalists Association:
"We stated that we would be following up this issue, we are following it up. We will be chasing until Jamal walks out. Our first aim is to carry this into the legal dimension and to follow this issue up in the international arena. Secondly, we would like to put pressure together with intellectuals from all over the world. The intellectuals who know Jamal in Saudi Arabia, Washington, Paris and London have already started putting pressure into (Saudi) consulates and this continues."
Friends of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expressed concern about his possible disappearance from the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.
However the consulate insisted on Thursday that the missing Saudi contributor to The Washington Post left its building before disappearing.
This directly contradicted Turkish officials who said they believe the writer is still inside.
Khashoggi's friend and head of Turkish Arab Journalists Association Turan Kislakci said their concerns were raised yesterday after Saudi consulate's statement.
Khashoggi, who wrote columns critical of the Kingdom's crown prince for The Washington Post, went missing after visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the newspaper and his supporters said this week.
A statement from Saudi Arabia later said Khashoggi left immediately after visiting the consulate, though supporters say his fiancée waited for hours for him outside Tuesday before calling for help.
A spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on Wednesday that authorities believed the journalist is still there.
Khashoggi, 59, is a longtime Saudi journalist, foreign correspondent, editor and columnist whose work has been controversial in the past within the Saudi kingdom.
He went into a self-imposed exile in the United States following the ascension of Prince Mohammed, now next in line to the throne to his father, the 82-year-old King Salman.