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Arturo Kim
October 24, 2018

He said a team of Saudi agents arrived in Turkey on October 1, the day before Khashoggi's death, and some visited the woods around Istanbul; that area has been searched for the journalist's body, which has yet to be found.

Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey's president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia's explanation that the writer was accidentally killed.

Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was a US resident and columnist for The Washington Post. 'Will they now end arms sales to Saudi Arabia?' he asked.

The development came shortly after Turkish president Recep Tayip Erdogan accused Saudi Arabia of plotting Khashoggi's murder.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Turkey earlier this month.

Turkish President Tayipp Erdogan is shedding light on his government's probe into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump has previously called Saudi versions credible and sent conflicting signals on how the US should respond, last week calling the journalist's killing "very bad" but repeatedly emphasizing that he didn't want to endanger USA arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Saudi investment in the USA or the American alliance with the kingdom.

But they still insist that his death was an accident.

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In addition to the arrests, the Saudis say they have sacked two of the crown prince's aides and set up an organisation, under his leadership, to reform the intelligence agency over the killing.

But despite promoting his address as one that would reveal the "full naked truth" about the killing, Erdogan made no mention of what are believed to be the most horrifying pieces of evidence, including audio and video recordings reportedly held by Turkish authorities that confirm that Khashoggi was tortured, killed, and then possibly dismembered. "But we're going to get to the bottom of it". "We feel their pain", Jubeir said in the interview.

He told MPs: 'We have an important strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia involving defence and security co-operation which has saved lives on the streets of Britain.

On the day Mr Khashoggi arrived for his appointment and was later killed, the hard disk in the consulate's camera system was removed, Mr Erdogan said.

Saudi Arabia has said Khashoggi died in a brawl at its consulate in the capitol city, and blamed rogue agents.

The US is working with both Turkish and Saudi intelligence to gather facts about what happened to Khashoggi, Pompeo said.

"I urge the custodian of the two holy mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, to do what it takes because the crime has taken place in Istanbul and we need to know", Erdogan said.

"I would love if he wasn't responsible", Trump said of Mohammed, also known as MBS, to The Washington Post on Saturday.

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