Khashoggi body not found yet: Turkish FM

Marsha Scott
October 30, 2018

Speaking at the joint news meet, he said Saudi Arabia needed to say who sent to Turkey the 18 people believed to be responsible for Khashoggi's killing.

Trump has given mixed messages over the case, vowing a severe response but also saying that the United States wanted to preserve its close relationship with Saudi Arabia. Turkey says it has secret recordings of the events, which Turkish officials recently played for CIA Director Gina Haspel.

"The individuals are Saudi nationals, they are detained in Saudi Arabia, the investigation is in Saudi Arabia", Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Saturday at the Manama Dialogue conference in Bahrain.

Ms Cengiz emotionally said: "President Trump should help reveal the truth and ensure justice is served".

"The cooperation must continue, but it must not be drawn out or turn into a diversion".

The case has brought near unprecedented global scrutiny on Saudi Arabia, which is seeking to draw a line under the crisis after offering a series of differing narratives in the weeks following Khashoggi's murder.

Saudi authorities denied Turkish police permission to search a well in the garden of the consulate, but did allow them to take water samples for analysis, local media reported. "All the facts should be revealed".

Security guards are seen behind barriers blocking the road leading to the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul.

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The killing of Khashoggi and Saudi Arabia's shifting explanations for what happened after he entered the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 have focused attention on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's missteps and raised questions among critics about whether he's fit to succeed his father, King Salman.

As public uproar mounted, Saudi Arabia's leadership arrested 18 suspects, fired five top officials and announced a reorganization of the nation's intelligence agency.

He said: "When I asked him why he was anxious, he didn't really want to reply, but eventually he told me he was getting proof that Saudi Arabia had used chemical weapons".

"I am disappointed by the actions of the leadership in many countries, particularly in the US", she said. "I demand that all those involved in this savagery from the highest to the lowest levels are punished and brought to justice". I want to hug his body.

His fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, told an audience on a visit to London she was disappointed with Trump's approach.

TRT said the Turkish prosecutor then demanded Mojeb give up any information of the whereabouts of Khashoggi's body.

The Washington Post reported in 2016 on the use by Saudi Arabia of US -supplied white phosphurus so it's not clear just what Khashoggi would have been exposing if he, indeed, was about to obtain documentary evidence.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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