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Turkey turns up heat on Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi

23 October 2018

Erdogan in a speech to Turkey's Parliament laid out a timeline of events from the moment a team of Saudis arrived in Istanbul for what he said was the intentional killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist critical of the Saudi government who disappeared after going into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Mr Hunt acknowledged that the United Kingdom had close security and business links with Saudi Arabia but "if the appalling stories we are reading turn out to be true" the United Kingdom "will act accordingly".

Al-Falih said that, despite the ongoing "crisis" due to the case, the ambitious reforms that Saudi Arabia is undertaking would continue. "Do I think he did it?"

Erdogan added he still wanted answers on numerous issues including "who gave orders" to the team and where the corpse is.

Saudi Arabia signed 25 deals worth $50 billion on Tuesday in the oil, gas, industries and infrastructure sectors with firms such as Trafigura, Total, Hyundai, Norinco, Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes. After his disappearance, the officials abruptly returned to Saudi Arabia.

"We strongly demand and expect that Canadian exports are used in a way that fully respects human rights", Trudeau said in the legislature without identifying any company or export contract by name.

Erdogan said Tuesday that the 18 individuals whom Saudi officials identified late last week as having being involved in Khashoggi's death are the same whom a Turkish investigation has found to be responsible, Erdogan said.

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US media reports said CIA Director Gina Haspel left the United States on Monday to go to Turkey to meet with officials there who are investigating Khashoggi's death.

"We can not close this file until the crown prince is brought to account and removed from his post".

In the past weeks, Turkish media and officials speaking to global media have claimed that audio recordings prove Khashoggi was tortured before being decapitated although no concrete evidence of their existence have emerged.

United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed, right, and Ibrahim al-Assaf, Saudi State Minister, attend the opening of the Future Investment Initiative conference, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 23, 2018.

Of the Saudi Government, she said: "If the allegations are true, and Jamal has been murdered by the errand boys of Mohammed bin Salman, he is already a martyr". 'Will they now end arms sales to Saudi Arabia?' he asked.

Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, a senior Cabinet minister during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme it was clear the death of Mr Khashoggi "was authorised at the highest level". It also contradicted two Saudi officials' comments to Reuters that it was a chokehold that killed him.

Turkey turns up heat on Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi