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Turkish Reaction: We Won't Allow "Cover-Up" in Saudi Killing

21 October, 2018, 01:13 | Author: Ted Wilson
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The news was reported on the basis of Saudi authorities having admitted the death on state television.

The kingdom says a fight broke out between Mr Khashoggi, who had fallen out of favour with the Saudi government, and people who met him in the consulate - ending with his death.

Additionally, 18 Saudi nationals were detained after the initial investigation findings.

Guterres "stresses the need for a prompt, thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Khashoggi's death and full accountability for those responsible", spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement.

"God have mercy on you my love Jamal, and may you rest in Paradise", Khashoggi's fiancée Hatice Cengiz tweeted after the Saudi confirmation of the journalist's death.

Following the announcement, royal court adviser Saud al-Qahtani and deputy intelligence chief Ahmed al-Assiri were relieved of their positions.

The overnight announcement in Saudi State media also said a royal court adviser close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was sacked along with three leaders in the kingdom's intelligence services and other officials.

Saudi officials confirmed the death of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi this evening, announced in dead of night, Saudi time.

On the day of Khashoggi's disappearance, 15 other Saudis, including several officials, arrived in Istanbul on two planes and visited the consulate while he was still inside, according to Turkish police sources.

The killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is creating diplomatic repercussions around the world. That would put the release of results after the midterm elections in the U.S.

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The Colorado lawmaker, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, urged Trump to immediately recall the acting U.S. ambassador from Saudi Arabia.

By acknowledging that Khashoggi died without taking direct responsibility, Saudi leaders may be trying to give Washington and Ankara a way out of an unwanted confrontation with the Gulf powerhouse.

"The United Arab Emirates welcomes the decisions and the directives by King Salman", regarding the Khashoggi affair, state news agency WAM said. The suspects then attempted to "conceal an cover" what happened, the statement read. In 2017, Khashoggi, a frequent critic of bin Salman, appeared on CBSN, saying the crown prince was making a number of "power moves".

Mr Trump has suggested that "rogue killers" could have been involved in the case but such a move without sanction from the Saudi regime is believed to be highly unlikely by many.

Turkish officials said Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate and that his body was removed - a claim Saudi Arabia has vehemently denied but Turkey said they have audio recordings to prove it.

"They have been a great ally in the Middle East".

The White House issued a statement in response to the Saudi state media report, saying, "We will continue to closely follow the worldwide investigations into this tragic incident and advocate for justice that is timely, transparent, and in accordance with all due process".

"I will remain a loyal servant to my country for all times", he wrote.

Khashoggi, a critic of the crown prince, went missing after entering the consulate on October 2 to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage.

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