I don't think the Saudis betrayed me on Khashoggi case

I don't think the Saudis betrayed me on Khashoggi case

Turkey's chief prosecutor on Wednesday said Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled immediately after he entered Saudi consulate in general in Istanbul.

In a written response, Mojeb invited Fidan to Saudi Arabia to question the suspects and determine "the fate of the body" and establish whether the killing was premeditated, the Turkish prosecutor's statement said.

The comments come as Saudi Arabia's chief public prosecutor is in Istanbul to meet with Turkish authorities as part of the ongoing investigation.

But Turkey, which released a stream of evidence undermining the Saudi's early denials, has demanded more details including the whereabouts of Mr Khashoggi's body and who ordered his killing.

"The victim's body was dismembered and destroyed following his death by suffocation - again, in line with advance plans".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also called on Riyadh to disclose the identity of an alleged local collaborator said to have been involved in disposing of Khashoggi's dismembered body. Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi officials, who claim the writer died as a result of an "altercation". Last week, they admitted that the death was a "premeditated" attack.

"This incident, this assassination, took place in the Saudi consulate", she said, speaking through a translator.

Turkey wants to extradite 18 Saudi suspects detained in Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi's murder.

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A few weeks after the October 2 incident, Saudi had accepted the fact that the group of 15 Saudi agents were behind the murder of the former Washington Post journalist, leading to an worldwide furore and complicating the already delicate relations between Saudi, Turkey and the US.

France's foreign minister cast doubt on Saudi Arabia's investigation into the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Wednesday, saying "not enough" was being done to find those responsible for his murder.

On 24 October Erdogan spoke with Prince Mohammed in their first telephone conversation since the killing, discussing their "joint efforts" in investigating the case, a Turkish presidential source said.

The Saudi chief prosecutor arrived in Turkey on Sunday to meet with his Turkish counterpart.

The Washington Post columnist had reportedly gone to the consulate to collect paperwork needed to marry fiancee Hatice Cengiz.

The death of the Washington Post columnist and Saudi dissident continues to draw worldwide outrage and demands for answers from the Saudi Royal Family.

"Turkey, the United States and Saudi Arabia have all agreed that he was killed at the consulate".

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