The Turkish newspaper Sabah reported on Tuesday details of the Saudi military attaché in Istanbul, Ahmed Abdullah al-Muzaini, who said he had "a big role" in killing his fellow journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the consulate headquarters.

Al-Muzaini, who was appointed to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on September 11, 2015, is behind Khashoggi's request to return to the consulate to complete the papers after he left for the first time on 28 September.

The newspaper added that Al-Muzaini left Istanbul on September 29 for Riyadh, where he met with Major General Ahmed Asiri, Vice-President of Saudi Intelligence, discussed with him the plan of Khashoggi's assassination, and returned to Istanbul on the first of this month. Khashoggi's assassination, and supervised the final arrangements for the assassination.

Sabah reported that Muzaini returned to Riyadh on the day Khashoggi disappeared from Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.