Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey's Erdogan urges Saudi Arabia to release images

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey's Erdogan urges Saudi Arabia to release images

Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate last week.

The senators, including Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker and top Democrat Bob Menendez, sent the letter triggering a probe into the disappearance of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. As it escalates, WWE could potentially be forced to sever ties with the country, and Murphy's words are particularly pertinent to their business as he represents the state in which WWE HQ is based.

But Turkish officials have concluded that whatever the intent of the operation, Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate. He also said the USA was working "very closely" with Turkey, "and I think we'll get to the bottom of it".

Jamal Khashoggi is featured on a poster during a protest organized by members of the Turkish-Arabic Media Association at the entrance to Saudi Arabia's consulate on October 8, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Saudi regime denies this. "I have to abide by whatever the courts decide", he said.

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, ordered an operation to lure Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia from his home in Virginia and then detain him, according to USA intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials discussing the plan.

"I would normally prefer not to address such outrageous claims, especially when it concerns the well-being of a missing citizen who dedicated a great portion of his life to serve his country", Khalid bin Salman said in a statement. The reports did not cite a source and there was no official confirmation of the claim.

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US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he planned to contact Saudi authorities about the case.

The Post report cited USA intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials discussing the plan, as well as interviews with some of Khashoggi's friends.

Meanwhile, Turkish television channels have run CCTV footage, which they say shows the 15 alleged Saudi officers during their time in Istanbul.

"We're demanding everything. We want to see what's going on there", he said.

Turkish newspaper Sabah, without saying how it obtained the information, reported that on the day Khashoggi went missing, two jets arrived from Riyadh to Istanbul carrying 15 passengers, then returned home later that day via Egypt and Dubai.

Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate and his body removed.

The newspaper's editor placed a note at the end of the article saying: "An earlier version of this article included details about several Saudis named by Turkish officials in the case that had not been independently corroborated by The New York Times".

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Trump has grown frustrated, two officials said, after initially reacting slowly to Khashoggi's disappearance.

What's next: As the two sides preserve the veneer of cooperation, Turkish investigators were widely expected to conduct a search at the consulate today after Saudi Arabia granted its permission.

A former USA intelligence official said the details in the intercepts do not indicate any intention to harm Khashoggi.

They asked Trump to determine whether "a foreign person is responsible for an extrajudicial killing, torture, or other gross violation of internationally recognised human rights" and report back in 120 days with a decision on the imposition of sanctions on whoever was responsible.

In an essay in the Washington Post on Tuesday, Cengiz implored the president and Melania Trump to "help shed light on Jamal's disappearance". "I don't like it at all", he added.

The Trump administration has been criticized for not taking a firmer stance against Saudi Arabia and its leader, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has vigorously campaigned to convince other nations of its progressive reforms.

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