Published: Tue, October 23, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Erdogan to make statement on Khashoggi's death on Tuesday

Erdogan to make statement on Khashoggi's death on Tuesday

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday 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".

"I think his behavior is way outside civilized norms, and I will never go back as long as he's there", the senator said.

Father-of-three Mr Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 in order to obtain documents for his planned marriage.

Riyadh on Saturday admitted after days of denials that dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, allegedly after a quarrel and a brawl with unidentified men.

He said the government supported an investigation into the killing.

Riyadh's explanation that Khashoggi was killed involuntarily in a "fistfight" was met with global skepticism.

"Considering the scale of the case, the worldwide community should take part in ensuring that the perpetrators are punished fairly and independently".

He says of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally: "The Turks have been talking more to the media than they have us".

Mnuchin said it would be "premature" to even discuss imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia until more information comes to light.

According to the unnamed Saudi source, a team of 15 Saudi nationals sent to confront Khashoggi at the consulate had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped, upon which he resisted.

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement Saturday night that the Saudis' "explanations" of the killing of Khashoggi "lack consistency and credibility".

Raab called the case "terrible" but said the government was not ending its relationship with the conservative kingdom, which buys hundreds of millions of pounds in weapons from Britain each year.

CCTV video obtained by the Turkish broadcaster TRT World purportedly showing Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

"Just spoke with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia who totally denied any knowledge of what took place in their Turkish Consulate", Trump said. "I'm not satisfied until we find the answer", he said.

The Scottish government has abandoned plans to appoint an energy specialist to boost exports to Saudi Arabia.

He argued for a broad rethinking of U.S. -Saudi relations, including arms sales, over Khashoggi, the war in Yemen, and Riyadh's record on religious liberty.

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