Turkish police search forest, coastal city for journalist's remains

Turkish police search forest, coastal city for journalist's remains

Turkish police search forest, coastal city for journalist's remains

"I've seen no transcript", he told reporters.

President Trump has been publicly asking to hear the recording.

American officials, most recently Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, warned Saudi Arabia that an extrajudicial killing of a journalist would negatively affect bilateral relations between the two countries.

In this December 15, 2014 file photo, Jamal Khashoggi, then general manager of a new Arabic news channel speaks during a press conference, in Manama, Bahrain.

The missing Saudi journalist and USA resident Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia admitted in a dead-of-night statement from a prosecutor early Saturday. As he headed out West for campaign rallies, he was asked if he believed Khashoggi was in fact dead. "It's very sad. Certainly looks that way".

But the story does not acknowledge that Trump has promised "severe consequences" if it is found Saudi intelligence agents killed Khashoggi in the embassy, as the government of Turkey has charged. I mean it's bad, bad, stuff.

Several US media outlets said Monday that the Saudis are preparing a report that Khashoggi's death resulted from a botched interrogation, but there has yet to be any sign of this being published.

Mr Hunt said there would be "consequences" if the Turkish claims were shown to be true but at the same time he made clear any United Kingdom response would take into account Britain's "strategic relationship" with Saudi Arabia.

On Wednesday, the Turkish pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak, citing what it described as an audio recording of Khashoggi's slaying, said the squad immediately accosted the journalist after he entered the consulate, cutting off his fingers and later decapitating him. They say it proves Khashoggi was tortured and then killed.

It came amid reports that another man accused of being involved in Mr Khashoggi's disappearance has been killed in a auto crash in Saudi Arabia.

According to Pompeo, the Saudis "strongly denied" having prior knowledge of whatever took place in the consulate and pledged to conduct a "thorough, transparent, and timely investigation".

"They said, 'We have audio on this. We know all the details about what transpired, '" said Kislakci.

Meanwhile, Turkish media say they have identified a 15-member team of suspected Saudi agents who flew into and out of Istanbul on the day of the disappearance.

During the training, which was in a military compound in the suburbs of Riyadh, the surveillance expert says Mr Mutreb "used to come and go" and "almost didn't speak at all". Khashoggi refused, and was killed.

The last column written by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, before he disappeared on October 2 after entering the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, has been published by the Washington Post. However the encounter during the consular appointment appears to have taken a tragic turn and members of the interrogation team were now under investigation for the gravest of crimes.

With his son Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman struggling to contain the fallout, the king sent Prince Khaled al-Faisal, Mecca's governor, on October 11 to the city where Khashoggi vanished nine days earlier, five sources with ties to the royal family told Reuters.

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