Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

The King of Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince sent their condolences to a son of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist who died at his country's consulate in Istanbul, Saudi state media reported.

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al Jubeir says the kingdom did not know where the body of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi was, despite admitting to the killing and calling it a "tremendous mistake".

"First of all, their explanation is insultingly stupid", he told Fox News' Chris Wallace during an interview Sunday, flabbergasted by "the idea that this guy walked in the room with 15 security people, got in a fight and was accidentally killed and then they happened to have apparently an ability to dismember him and get rid of him that happened to be there".

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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Sunday that she supports a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he will make statements about the murdered journalist during his party's parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday.

Khashoggi, who was a critic of the Saudi monarchy and lived in the USA, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Paul said that he doesn't believe that "arms should ever be seen as a jobs program", adding that the Saudis are using US arms in the war in Yemen where civilians are being killed.

Senior aides close to the prince have been fired over Khashoggi's killing, and 18 suspects have been arrested.

"Do I think he did it?"

This narrative is the latest Saudi account that has changed multiple times.

King Salman ordered the dismissal of five officials, including Saud al-Qahtani, a royal court adviser seen as the right-hand man to Prince Mohammed, and deputy intelligence chief Ahmed Asiri, Saudi state media reported on Saturday.

The Washington Post contributor was allegedly killed during a massive "fistfight" - which the kingdom finally acknowledged early Saturday.

Corker said he was waiting for investigations to be completed and hoped that Turkey would share any audio tapes of the killing of Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Britain joined forces with France and Germany yesterday with a joint statement condemning the killing of journalists as unacceptable. But critics believe the complex scheme that led to Khashoggi's death could not have occurred without the knowledge of Mohammed bin Salman, the country's powerful 33-year-old crown prince.

TRT World's Ben Said has more.

Relations between Canada and Saudi Arabia have been tense in recent months.

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