One of two men confined two weeks back by Turkey on doubt of spying for the United Arab Emirates has executed himself in jail, investigators state.

The suspect, distinguished as Zaki Hasan, was found hanged in his cell in Silivri jail, west of Istanbul, on Sunday.

He purportedly admitted amid cross examination that he and the other suspect had kept an eye on Arab protesters.

Turkish authorities said they were additionally testing conceivable connects to the homicide of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Khashoggi – a noticeable US-based pundit of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed canister Salman – was murdered by Saudi specialists when he visited the Saudi office in Istanbul last October.

An UN unique rapporteur has said he was “the casualty of a merciless and planned executing, arranged and executed by authorities of the territory of Saudi Arabia”, yet the Saudi government has demanded it was a “maverick task”.

The UAE is Saudi Arabia’s nearest Arab partner, yet there has been no proof to recommend that it was associated with Khashoggi’s demise.

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One of the two suspects is said to have landed in Turkey days after Jamal Khashoggi was killed

The two men confined in Turkey on 15 April were accused four days after the fact of “political, military and global undercover work” after they purportedly admitted to keeping an eye on ousted dissenters and understudies for the UAE.

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