Reports that the body of slain Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, was dissolved in acid need to be investigated, Turkey’s Vice President, Fuat Oktay, said on Monday.

He told Turkey’s Anadolu news agency it was now accepted that Khashoggi, who disappeared in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on October 2, was targeted in a pre-meditated murder.

“The question now is who gave the orders. This is what we are seeking answers to now,” Oktay says.

“Another question is where the body is. There are reports of (the body) being dissolved with acid now. All of these need to be looked at”.

Meanwhile, the sons of slain journalist on Sunday issued an appeal for the return of their father’s body and said they wanted to return to Saudi Arabia to bury him.

In an interview, Salah and Abdullah Khashoggi said that without their father’s body, their family is unable to grieve and deal with the emotional burden of their father’s death.

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