Published: Mon, October 29, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Turkey's Erdogan to Saudis: Where is Khashoggi's body?

Turkey's Erdogan to Saudis: Where is Khashoggi's body?

Turkey intensified investigations at the Saudi consulate last week, with prosecutors concluding interrogation of 38 employees and taking samples from a well and the sewage system in the consulate garden.

He also assumed Saudi authorities would not give him problems or arrest him in Turkey, she said. On Tuesday, Pompeo announced that 21 Saudi "suspects" would have their US visas revoked or be deemed ineligible for a USA visa for their role in the murder.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned a Middle East forum on Saturday that the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul "must concern us all greatly".

"What is the link between arms sales and Khashoggi?" he said, calling it "pure demagoguery to call for a halt" to exports over the killing.

She said she did not accept President Trump's invitation to visit the White House because she thought it was aimed at influencing public opinion in his favour. Turkish sources say authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting the murder. It was not clear what could be heard. Cavusoglu told a press conference in Ankara with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki.

She recalled how Khashoggi handed her his two mobile phones before going inside to pick up papers needed for their upcoming marriage.

Saudi Arabia initially denied all knowledge of the journalist's fate.

They had first insisted Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed, then said he was killed in an argument that degenerated into a brawl.

Turkish officials have said that a Saudi team of 15 men tortured, killed and dismembered the writer and in a premeditated act.

Following the news, King Salman of Saudi Arabia ordered the formation of a ministerial committee headed by the Crown Prince to restructure Saudi's intelligence services, after dismissing intelligence chief Ahmad Al-Assiri over the affair.

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This comes as Saudi prosecutors said the Mr Khashoggi's death was a premeditated crime.

Merkel also insisted on Friday that "Saudi Arabia must do everything to solve the urgent humanitarian situation in Yemen, there are now millions of hungry people, we are witnesses of one of the greatest humanitarian catastrophes".

Late Tuesday, the USA said it would revoke the visas of 21 Saudi suspects in the Khashoggi case, and Britain followed suit on Wednesday. Saudi media had showed Khashoggi's son meeting Tuesday with the crown prince, who reportedly expressed his condolences.

Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul three weeks ago.

A week after his disappearance, Cengiz wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post urging Trump to help shed light on her fiancé's disappearance. One, his hands painted red, wore a mask depicting the face of Prince Mohammed.

"I demand that all those involved in this savagery from the highest to the lowest levels are punished and brought to justice", Cengiz told the Haberturk television station.

A protester holds a sign saying "We will not leave without Jamal Khashoggi" outside the Saudi embassy in Istanbul on October 5, 2018. All four of Khashoggi's children are now in the U.S.

But striking a defiant tone, the crown prince told worldwide investors at the three-day gathering on Wednesday that the furore would not derail the kingdom's reform drive.

However UN expert Agnes Callamard said Thursday that Khashoggi was the victim of an "extrajudicial execution" committed by the Saudi state.

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