Turkey gave Khashoggi tapes to European nations, Erdogan says

Arturo Kim
November 15, 2018

By late October, Saudi Arabia's attorney general said he believed Khashoggi's killing was "premeditated".

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she condemned the killing of Mr Khashoggi "in the strongest possible terms", adding: "We must get to the truth of what happened".

In that October 26 phone call, both leaders agreed "all aspects of the murder" must be made public so that the killers can be held accountable, according to Turkish presidential sources.

Trudeau said he thanked Erdogan for "his strength in responding to the Khashoggi situation" at the sidelines of the Paris ceremonies this weekend.

Last week, however, Turkey said he had been strangled immediately after entering the consulate and his body dismembered "in accordance with plans made in advance".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the crown prince in a phone call on Sunday that the the United States will hold accountable all those involved in the killing.

He said that Turkey played the recordings to "all those who wanted them from us", including Saudi Arabia, the US, France, Canada, Germany and Britain.

The Canadian leader is the first since that announcement to officially confirm that his country's intelligence had listened to the audio.

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"Even, the intelligence officer of the Saudis was shocked when he listened to the recording, as he said "this guy (perpetrator) is perhaps using heroin, only a man on heroin can do such a thing", Erdogan told the media on his return from Paris where he attended the centenary of the Armistice Day, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

Turkey has shared with Riyadh, Washington and other countries- recordings claimed to be linked to the case of Khashoggi.

"We gave the tapes".

"If there is miscommunication between the French government's various agencies, it is up to the French authorities - not Turkey - to take care of that problem", Erdogan's communications director Fahrettin Altun said.

The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.November 12, 2018 / 12:41 PM GMT / Updated 1:36 PM GMTBy Saphora SmithLONDON - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that his country's intelligence services have listened to Turkish recordings of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi."Are you saying that Canadian agents have heard these recordings?" asked one reporter at a press conference in Paris.

Trudeau said earlier Monday from Paris that Canadian officials had listened to the audio recordings but didn't reveal their content. Media reports have suggested that his body could have been chemically dissolved as it has not yet been found.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is visiting Saudi Arabia in the wake of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Schiff further vowed to probe Khashoggi's killing and examine Saudi Arabia's actions in the Middle East, including its military campaign in Yemen, when he takes charge of the House Intelligence Committee.

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