Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Turkey to reveal truth of Saudi journalist's murder

Turkey to reveal truth of Saudi journalist's murder

"These things unfortunately happen", al-Jubeir said.

The friend spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of repercussion.

Khashoggi was a prominent critic of Saudi's authoritarian regime and was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

The kingdom announced the arrest of 18 Saudis in connection with their probe and the sacking of two top officials linked to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has faced mounting pressure over the journalist's disappearance. The US President Donald trump said that he trusted the version of Saudi Arabia.

-Oct. 14: Trump tells CBS' "60 Minutes" that "we're going to get to the bottom of it, and there will be severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia is involved. "I knew it was a trap and just left with my expired passport".

Saudi Arabia's claim on Saturday that Mr Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" was met with global scepticism and allegations of a cover-up to absolve the 33-year-old crown prince of direct responsibility.

That statement rankled members of Congress and former government officials who have accused Riyadh of trying to cover up the truth behind Khashoggi's death or hide any evidence that the kingdom, particularly the crown prince, authorized it.

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Selvi said the dissident journalist had been strangled by a Saudi assassination squad, in a process that took up to eight minutes.

"We can not close this file until the crown prince is brought to account and removed from his post".

"We are more in the fact-finding phase", said Kushner, who is also the president's son-in-law, at a conference held by CNN during an interview with activist and host Van Jones.

The Turkish government told US officials that it has audio and video recordings, which confirmed that Khashoggi killed in the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul. Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal further details soon. They said he died from a fist-fight.

Once he was inside the diplomatic mission, reports also claimed the Saudis accosted 59-year-old Mr Khashoggi, cut off his fingers, then killed and dismembered him.

The German response to Khashoggi's death comes in stark contrast to that of the Trump administration. "The more one thinks about it, the more it feels like our intelligence is being mocked".

Hatice Cengiz, the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, has been given police protection as Turkey investigates the activist writer's death, according to a report. "This should not happen in the current situation, where we are". However, the representatives of Saudi Arabia denied that Hashagg is in the Consulate. The officials have yet to prove details to the incident and are still determining where Khashoggi's body is.

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By nightfall, Turkish police began searching an underground auto parking garage in Istanbul's Sultangazi district.

Khashoggi, once a Saudi royal family insider, grew critical of the kingdom's rulers following their crackdown on opposition, their war on neighbouring Yemen and the severing of ties with the small Gulf state of Qatar. Prosecutors have previously questioned consulate staff; some Turkish employees reportedly said they were instructed not to go to work around the time that Khashoggi disappeared. Turkish sources say the authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi's murder inside the consulate.

"Khashoggi's clothes were probably still warm when Madani put them on", the senior Turkish official told CNN.

A Turkish official said on Monday that the country will go until the end to enlighten the "nefarious murder" of Khashoggi.

"Nothing can justify this killing and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms", Germany, Britain and France said in their joint statement on Sunday.

Qatar's Foreign Ministry also said on Monday that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi should act as a wake-up call.

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