Turkey Says Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Murder 'Savagely Planned'

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A senior Turkish official told CNN that the video showed that Madani was brought to Istanbul to act as a body double.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman initially said that Khashoggi left the consulate alive that day.

White House adviser Jared Kushner said Monday that the USA remains in a "fact-finding phase", and that officials are still "getting facts in from multiple places".

The surveillance footage appears to show Madani and the other man taking a taxi to Istanbul's crowded Sultanahmet Square, where CNN said they then disappeared into a bathroom. Now they say he died in a chokehold to prevent him from leaving the consulate to call for help.

"They made a mistake when they killed Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate, and they tried to cover up for it".

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed to pursue sanctions against the Saudi regime if it is held responsible for the savage murder of Jamal Khashoggi by a 15-man hit squad.

Saudi Arabia claims that Jamal Khashoggi died in a physical altercation inside its consulate in Istanbul.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that details of Khashoggi's killing will be revealed in a speech that Erdogan will give in parliament on Tuesday. Speaking late Saturday after a campaign rally in Nevada, Trump said he needs to learn more about the killing and will be working with Congress on the US response.

Turkey's Anadolu agency said early on Monday that Erdogan and Trump had spoken on the telephone and agreed that "all aspects" of the case needed to be cleared up. Turkish sources say authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi's murder.


Trump has sought to shield the Crown Prince from the backlash over Khashoggi's death, saying the Royal family claimed they had no knowledge of what might have been a rogue operation at the consulate.

The crown prince has denied any involvement. "That is unacceptable to the government".

Saudi authorities acknowledged on Saturday that Khashoggi was killed October 2 at the consulate under still-disputed circumstances.

"But Saturday, in an interview with The Washington Post, Trump said, "Obviously there's been deception and there's been lies".

Adel al-Jubeir: "First of all, we're not an authoritarian government". "This is a mistake and those responsible will be punished for it". Economy Minister Peter Altmaier underlined Monday its position that "we won't at this point approve any further arms exports because we want to know what happened".

President Donald Trump says he needs to learn more about the killing of a Saudi journalist and will be working with Congress on the USA response. "We have not reached that point".

A bipartisan group of USA lawmakers is accusing the crown prince of directing the operation.

Turkish officials dispute this and have leaked information suggesting that 15 Saudi agents murdered Khashoggi soon after he entered the diplomatic mission for an administrative errand.

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