On October 2, 2018, Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist residing in the United States and a contributor to the Washington Post, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to fill out documents relating to a pending marriage and has not been seen
since. There is no record of Mr. Khashoggi having left the consulate, and there have been conflicting reports circulating in the media about his safety and whereabouts at this time. Mr. Khashoggi relocated to the United States in July 2017 as a result of concerns
over his safety after criticizing the Saudi government and has remained a prominent commentator on Saudi and Middle East issues.