King Salman, MbS tour Saudi Arabia as Khashoggi crisis rages overseas

Marsha Scott
November 8, 2018

More than a week after Saudi agents killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia sent an expert team to clean up evidence of the crime, under the guise of helping with the investigation, a senior Turkish official said Monday - the latest twist in a case that has caused an worldwide uproar. Khashoggi's daughters did not appear in the CNN interview.

The brutal killing of Khashoggi has tarnished the image of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose possible role in the assassination has been under heavy scrutiny.

"Everybody's telling a different story".

"Of course, the death of Jamal Khashoggi is beyond disturbing because the freedom and safety of the press is something that is incredibly important to me", he said. His brother, Salah, added: "I talked about that with the Saudi authorities and I just hope that it happens soon". 4, 2018, Geert Cappelaere called the situation a "living hell" for all Yemeni children, noting the death of Amal a child whose emaciated body gained attention on the front page of the New York Times last week. "And I have faith in that".

"All persons involved in that crime will be prosecuted", he said, stressing that "the investigation is continuing in line with our domestic laws". "This will happen", he said.

The official confirmed a report in Turkey's Sabah newspaper that an 11-member team of Saudi investigators that arrived in Turkey nine days after Khashoggi was killed to take part in a joint Turkish-Saudi probe included experts on chemistry and toxicology who were reportedly charged with obfuscating the evidence.

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Ankara had demanded Riyadh to cooperate in finding Khashoggi's body, which Istanbul's chief prosecutor said had been dismembered.

Meanwhile Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said Mr Khashoggi's murder by Saudi agents was premeditated and that the order to kill him "came from the highest levels of the Saudi government", though he has not specified who he thinks was responsible. The sons also said they were seeking the return of their father's body, which has not been found, so Mr Khashoggi can be buried in Saudi Arabia.

After first insisting Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed, Saudi authorities said he was killed in an argument that degenerated into a brawl before finally accepting what Turkey had said virtually from the start - that it was a planned hit.

Speaking during a trip to Japan, Cavusoglu told reporters that Turkey said Saudi Arabia and other countries interested in the information have been given the opportunity to see it.

"We condemn the terrible murder of Jamal Khashoggi", Trudeau told the House of Commons, adding "we are deeply concerned about reports on the participation of Saudi forces".

"We believe that the two individuals came to Turkey for the sole goal of covering up evidence", the official said.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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