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

Frederick Owens
November 10, 2018

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 global law.

Al-Jasser was arrested in March in Dubai, after the "Saudi Cyber Army" agents deployed by Saud Al-Qahtani, the former aide of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman, found purported evidence against him.

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a news conference in Manama, Bahrain.

THE fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi issued an heartbreaking statement saying she's horrified that the body of the slain Saudi journalist may have been dissolved in chemicals.

Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Erdogan, suggested last week the body may have been dissolved in acid.

MEE has previously revealed that seven of those sent to kill Khashoggi were members of the crown prince's personal security detail.

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After initially denying and later playing down the incident as a fistfight, Saudi Arabia accepted that the journalist's killing was premeditated. President Donald Trump has reiterated he does not want to jeopardise money coming into the U.S. from Saudi Arabia.

Khashoggi disappeared after he entered the consulate on October 2 even as his fiancée Hatice Cengiz waited outside the building. The Istanbul prosecutor has said that Khashoggi was strangled to death, then dismembered. "They know for certain who among the 15 is the killer or are the killers", he said.

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 Turkish leader also said Mujeb refused to cooperate with the investigation when he visited Istanbul. The Saudi team travelling with Mujeb only wanted to know what information on the murder the Turkish side had, sources said.

Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Saturday.

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