Central Intelligence Agency chief heard recording of Khashoggi killing during Turkey visit - two sources


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan kept up the pressure on Saudi Arabia Wednesday over the Khashoggi killing, telling an global symposium in Ankara that "As a nation, we are determined not to allow the murder to be covered up and all of those responsible not to evade justice, from those who gave the order to those who executed it". Saudi officials had earlier refused to allow them to search.

US President Donald Trump described the killing as "one of the worst in the history of cover-ups", and appeared to finger Prince Mohammed in telling the Wall Street Journal: "Well, the prince is running things over there.so if anybody were going to be, it would be him".

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First it said Khashoggi had left the building alive, then that he had been killed in a "fist-fight" inside the consulate, before finally saying that Khashoggi had been murdered in a "rogue operation" that the leadership had not been aware of.

Erdogan, during the course of his speech, did not mention the name of Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and instead referred only to the Saudi king.

Commentators on Twitter pointed out that the family is unable to leave Saudi Arabia.

Al Jazeera reported that people on Twitter reacted to a photo released by the Saudi government showing Prince Mohammed, who is known as MBS, shaking Mr Salah Khashoggi's hand.

After two weeks of Saudi denials, diplomats eventually admitted Khashoggi was "mistakenly" killed during a brawl in the consulate. Britain too announced a similar move hours later.

Riyadh's energy minister said it had signed $56 billion of deals at the conference despite the partial boycott and that it expected the United States to remain a key business partner.

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"Those responsible will be held accountable.in the end justice will prevail".

But Sabah, another pro-government newspaper, says Saudi Arabia has yet to give Turkish authorities permission for a search.

Turkish crime-scene experts have previously gathered evidence inside the consulate and the residence of the consul general but still seek greater access.

Summit loses sheen The three-day conference, that seeks to project Saudi as a lucrative business destination was a largely subdued affair.

Khashoggi was killed October 2 at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Turkey has been focusing on a well in the garden of Saudi Arabia's consulate as part of its investigation into the killing by Saudi officials of writer Jamal Khashoggi, whose body is still missing. But the United States president has repeatedly refused to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi's death.

Meanwhile, the Turkish President has not confirmed if a recording of Khashoggi's murder and alleged torture exists.

LONDON, Oct 24 - British Prime Minister Theresa May told Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday that his country's explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey lacked credibility, her office said.