Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Turkey's Erdogan says Khashoggi tapes given to key foreign nations

Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée Hatice Cengiz in London on 29 October 2018 Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée Hatice Cengiz in London on 29 October 2018
Ellis Copeland | 10 November, 2018, 17:08

According to Turkish public prosecutor Irfan Fidan, Khashoggi was "strangled as soon as he entered the consulate" in sync with "premeditated plans" and that his body was "subsequently destroyed by being dismembered, once again confirming the planning of the murder".

The audio appears to have been obtained by the bugging of the Saudi consulate, which is in contravention of the Vienna Convention and therefore illegal under worldwide law.

"The new Saudi totalitarianism, which requires complete subservience and loyalty to the crown prince, has culminated in the scandal of Khashoggi's murder", Al-Rasheed wrote.

Khashoggi's Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz took to Twitter on Thursday writing, "I'm unable to express my sorrow to hear about dissolving your body, Jamal!"

Media reports have suggested that Khashoggi's body, which has not been found, could have been chemically dissolved. They include the 15 members of the alleged assassination squad. Yet some of those implicated in the killing are close to the crown prince, including a member of the prince's entourage on foreign trips who was seen at the consulate before Khashoggi's slaying. President Donald Trump has reiterated he does not want to jeopardise money coming into the USA from Saudi Arabia.

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After more than two weeks of denials, Saudi Arabia acknowledged that the journalist had been killed in a fight inside the consulate.

On Monday, Erdogan called on the Saudis to identify which of the 15 was responsible for the fatal act.

"There's no need to distort this issue, they know for certain that the killer, or the killers, is among these 15 people".

Mr Erdogan accused Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor, who was sent to Istanbul last month as part of a joint probe, of employing "delaying tactics". The Saudi team travelling with Mujeb only wanted to know what information on the murder the Turkish side had, sources said.

A correspondent working for British daily, The Guardian, claims that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed for revealing Riyadh's funding of an anti-Iran television channel.

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