Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

US investigators working with Saudis, Turkey on Khashoggi's case

US investigators working with Saudis, Turkey on Khashoggi's case

The Post, citing anonymous US officials familiar with the intelligence, said Prince Mohammed ordered an operation to lure Khashoggi from his home in Virginia, where he lived most recently, to Saudi Arabia and then detain him. The Post said "a person close to the investigation" shared the image with them.

Hatice Cengiz, a Turkish woman, wrote an op-ed Tuesday in The Washington Post, the newspaper which also regularly printed commentary by her missing fiancee, Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, speaking Thursday to reporters during a visit to Baghdad, said Turkey would share whatever information comes out of its investigation and called for Saudi co-operation in the probe.

Turkish officials said Mr Khashoggi was killed on the premises and his body was then removed.

The Turkish sources did not say how they believed the alleged killing was carried out.

The Saudi journalist, missing for a week, Jamal Khashoggi was sent to the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul from the Saudi Embassy in Washington DC.

Members of Congress, where there has always been bipartisan skepticism about Saudi Arabia, have issued statements and tweets demanding answers from Riyadh. Sen.

A journalist is believed dead after entering a Saudi consulate in Turkey.

Less than a day after saying he was "concerned" for Khashoggi, Trump said he would talk with Saudi officials "at some point".

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A surveillance video image surfaced Tuesday showing Khashoggi walking into the consulate in Istanbul's upscale 4th Levent neighbourhood. The Washington Post contributor vanished last week while visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. All 15 left just a few hours later, and Turkey has now identified the roles that most or all of them held in the Saudi government or security services, the unnamed source told the Times.

The Post reported on the police's theory late Saturday, citing two anonymous sources. Security footage shows boxes were loaded into the van.

A Turkish official told the BBC that initial investigations indicated he was murdered there. If there was evidence of a crime there, it will have been cleaned up days ago.

"But a good crime scene inspection or search often comes up with evidence that perpetrators bypass, it could be some small piece of DNA, or hairs and fibre - something that can be tied to the victim".

Vice President Mike Pence echoed the president's remarks and said the worldwide community "deserves answers". "We have a country that's doing probably better economically than it's ever done before". It remains unclear when the search will take place. "We informed him that we expect full coordination in the investigation process".

Consulate officials, however, are not protected from prosecution for "grave crimes" such as murder, and might also be subjected to a civil suit if Khashoggi's family chose to sue. These include ending all relationships with Iran and Turkey, ending support for the Muslim Brotherhood, and shutting down al-Jazeera, which has been highly critical of Saudi Arabia - things that are never going to happen. "If he left, you must prove this, you will prove this, even if it's with visuals. It is [the duty] of the consulate officials", Erdogan said during a visit to Hungary.

"Do you not have cameras and everything of the sort?"

But what about the USA alliance with Saudi Arabia? "I do not like it", Trump told reporters at the White House.

The United Nations human rights office voiced deep concern on Tuesday at Khashoggi's disappearance and urged Riyadh and Ankara to investigate. Saudi cooperation is important for Turkey in Syria.

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