© Provided by AFP Khashoggi's killing has tainted the image of both kingdom and its de facto ruler
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina next week amid tensions over the murder of kingdom critic Jamal Khashoggi.
Such a meeting would be the first face-to-face encounter between Erdogan and the crown prince since the killing that has tainted the image of both the kingdom and its de facto ruler.
"There could be" a meeting, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said. "We're looking at the programme," Kalin said, according to state news agency Anadolu.
Saudi Arabia to Seek Death Penalty for 5 Accused in Khashoggi Killing
The kingdom’s public prosecutor said the operation was not ordered from the top and had not been intended to kill the dissident.
Khashoggi had known its Saudi leader , Osama bin Laden, for decades. Khashoggi knew his phones would be taken at the entrance and did not want the Saudis to access his private Watch The Khashoggi Murder Tapes on. BBC iPlayer. "There was a point where you can hear Khashoggi
The Saudi government maintained at first that Mr. Khashoggi left the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul alive on Oct. 2. Since admitting on Friday that Mr. Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate, Saudi Arabia has claimed that his death was accidental and that the operation was not authorized by the country’s
The former court insider and Washington Post contributor was lured into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, before he was killed and dismembered, according to Turkish prosecutors.
He had visited the mission for paperwork necessary to marry his Turkish fiancee.
After denying Khashoggi was killed inside the building, Riyadh accepted responsibility and said 21 people were in custody.
Saudi authorities are seeking the death penalty against five men but attention remains focused on whether the crown prince ordered the murder despite Saudi denials.
The European Union on Thursday called for those "really responsible" to be held to account.
Calling for a "completely transparent and credible investigation", the EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini said: "For us accountability does not mean revenge."
Woman says she married Khashoggi in ceremony kept secret from his fiancee and some in his family
The disclosure adds to the complicated timeline of the final months of the journalist’s life.
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has embarked on a five-nation Middle East tour that could involve his first face-to-face meeting with Saudi Arabia's crown prince since the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi .
Since his killing in Istanbul, Turkish media has released a steady drip feed of evidence implicating Saudi officials. At the same time , the Saudis begin trying to cover their tracks. While Khashoggi ’s fiancée waits here But Saudi leaders did not immediately move to limit their airstrikes, angering
Erdogan has said the order to murder Khashoggi came from "the highest levels" of the Saudi government but has stopped short of directly blaming Prince Mohammed.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Wednesday said criticism of the crown prince is a "red line", and that calls for him to be held accountable for the murder would not be tolerated.
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi regime, went missing after entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2. Authorities now say the 59-year-old Washington Post contributor was murdered. An investigation into the circumstances is ongoing and the whereabouts of his corpse is still unknown.
(Pictured) A woman holding a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi attends a symbolic funeral prayer for Khashoggi at the courtyard of Fatih mosque on Nov. 16. in Istanbul, Turkey.
Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it'
President Donald Trump said he would not listen to a recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi even as an upcoming report on the slaying threatens to put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle)
}); Trump, in an interview that aired Sunday, made clear that the audio recording, supplied by the Turkish government, would not change his decision on how to respond to the Oct. 2 killing, which U.S.
Saudi Arabia had insisted for weeks after Khashoggi disappeared that he had walked out of the consulate, before The landmark's Twitter account confirmed only pedestrians and cyclists could use it on Sunday morning. 1/1Jeremy Hunt meets Saudi rulers for first time since journalist's death.
Turkey ’s chief prosecutor officially asked Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 Saudis to Turkey to face charges of deliberate murder in the death of Mr. Khashoggi , Turkish media In an emotional interview that lasted more than an hour — her first television interview since his death — Ms. Cengiz
People attend a symbolic funeral prayer for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul, on Nov. 16.
A person holds a banner of Jamal Khashoggi during a symbolic funeral prayer at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul, on Nov. 16.
Journalists take images during a symbolic funeral prayer for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, at the courtyard of Fatih mosque in Istanbul, on Nov. 16.
Salah Khashoggi (R), the son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and his relatives receive mourners at an events hall in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah on Nov. 16.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir addresses a news conference in the desert kingdom's capital Riyadh on Nov. 15.
Yemeni human rights activist Tawakkol Karman (R), who won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her participation in the Arab Spring uprisings, sits next to Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi's Turkish fiancée, as she wipes her tears during a commemoration event in Istanbul Nov. 11.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) speaks during a memorial service for Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.
A mock street sign reading "Khashoggi Street" is erected by Amnesty International activists on the street in front of the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London on Nov. 2 to mark one month since journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul.
To remember Khashoggi, and on the eve of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, the NUJ organized a silent vigil outside the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Mayfair, London on Nov. 1.
General secretary of the NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Christophe Deloire, left, listens as former colleague of killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Fabiola Badawi speaks during an event in front of the Eiffel Tower on Nov. 1 in Paris, on the eve of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
Still images taken from two different CCTV videos and obtained by Turkish security sources claim to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as he arrives at Saudi Arabia's Consulate and another man allegedly wearing Khashoggi's clothes while walking in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2.
'Traitor, you will be brought to account!': Parts of Khashoggi tape revealed
Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is heard yelling at his attackers and is called a traitor in recordings, a Turkish newspaper reported Tuesday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle)
}); Habertürk columnist Çetiner Çeti, citing Turkish security sources, says the recordings indicate Khashoggi, a longtime critic of the Saudi government, was seized moments after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
Ever since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the Kingdom has given all kinds of explanations about what happened and who is responsible. And then, in an early Saturday morning announcement, Saudi Arabia confirmed for the first time that
The US has asked Turkey for a recording said to provide strong evidence that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Istanbul's Saudi consulate. Saudi Arabia is one of Washington's closest allies and the Khashoggi disappearance is putting the administration in an awkward position.
Saudi prosecutor Saud al-Mujeb (left) leaves the official car with his guards before returning to his country after visiting Turkey over the investigation of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 31.
Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is seen during an interview with Reuters in London, Britain, Oct. 29.
Belongings of the delegates, who investigate the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, are being brought to Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, to be sent back to Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 31.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 30.
Saudi Arabian Attorney General Saud al-Mujeb and his delegation leave from the Saudi Consulate within the investigation of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 30.
People attend a memorial event for murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Mechanical Engineers Institute, on Oct. 29, in London.
Erdogan Didn’t Get All He Hoped in Khashoggi Case, but His Stature Rises
The Turkish president has successfully claimed the moral high ground vacated by President Trump, and he has kept up the pressure on Saudi Arabia. “He is standing with the overwhelming majority of people in the Arab world,” said Asli Aydintasbas, a senior fellow with the European Council for Foreign Relations. “People are outraged, and they do think that Erdogan is on the right side.” “Across the Arab world, there is real appreciation for what Erdogan stands for,” she added. “That’s what he cares about and that’s what is important to him.” Beyond that, the Khashoggi case has allowed Mr.
Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mujeb (2ndL) leaves Caglayan courthouse in Istanbul, on Oct. 30, in Istanbul.
Saudi public prosecutor Saud Al Mojeb arrives at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, on Oct. 30.
Private company members use a sewer inspection robot to inspect a sewer the Saudi consulate, as the waiting continues on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 26.
In this image from TV, Hatice Cengiz, who is Turkish, reacts during an interview on Turkish television channel HaberTurk, on Oct. 26, about the day her fiancee Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabia Consulate on Oct. 2, and was killed inside. Hatice Cengiz said "I found myself in a darkness I cannot express", and talked about when Khashoggi had gone to the consulate for paperwork related to his planned marriage to Cengiz.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks during a gendarmerie and coast guard academy's graduation ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 26. The Saudi officials who killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate must reveal the location of his body, Turkey's president said Friday in remarks that were sharply critical of the kingdom's handling of the case. Erdogan also said Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor will arrive in Turkey on Sunday.
Protestors hold placards as they stage a protest outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Paris on Oct. 26, after the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
Consul General of Saudi Arabia Mohammad al-Otaibi answers questions during an interview with Reuters at Saudi Arabia's consulate, where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was last seen, in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 6.
Consulate officers load luggage in a van at the Saudi consulate on Oct. 26.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech in Ankara, Turkey on Oct. 26.
People wearing masks attend the Stop The War Coalition protest against the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, war in Yemen and UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London, Britain, Oct. 25.
Demonstrators hold candles for Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey Oct. 25.
A protestor wears a mask of depicting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman with red painted hands next to people holding posters of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during the demonstration outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on Oct. 25.
Egyptian politician Ayman Nour talks to the media as friends of Jamal Khashoggi hold posters and banners with his pictures during a demonstration outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 25.
European Parliament members vote on a motion on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Thursday Oct. 25. European Union lawmakers are calling for an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia as well as ban on equipment that could be used in any crack-down in response to the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.
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Friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold posters and banners with his pictures during a demonstration outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 25.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (C) arrives to attend a session during the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in Riyadh, on Oct. 2.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives a press conference at the US Department of State in Washington, DC., on Oct. 23. The United States is revoking the visas of Saudis found to be involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, right, shakes hands with Salah Khashoggi, a son, of Jamal Khashoggi, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 23.
A still image taken from CCTV video and obtained by A News claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and his fiancee entering their residence on the day he disappeared in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2.
President Donald Trump talks to reporters about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey during a bill signing ceremony at the White House in Washington, on Oct. 23.
Turkish forensics arrive at an underground parking lot cordoned off by Turkish police after they found an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate, on Oct. 23 in Istanbul.
A still image taken from CCTV video and obtained by TRT World claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, highlighted in a red circle by the source, as he arrives at Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, on Oct. 23. Saudi officials murdered Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Erdogan said, contradicting Saudi Arabia's explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He demanded that the kingdom reveal the identities of all involved, regardless of rank.
Led by activist Medea Benjamin (C), about 17 protesters from Code Pink: Women for Peace demonstrate against U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen in the offices of Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill Oct. 22, in Washington, DC. Sparked by the apparent murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the Code Pink activists called on senators to support Senate Joint Resolution 54, war powers legislation that would end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
A security guard at Saudi Arabia's consulate opens the main door, on Oct. 22, in Istanbul. In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday and U.S. congressional leaders said the Gulf kingdom — in particular, its crown prince — should face severe consequences for the death of the writer in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Turkish forensics enter an underground car park cordoned off by Turkish police, on Oct. 22, in Istanbul, after they found an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate, three weeks after the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
This image taken from CCTV video, made available on Oct. 21, purportedly shows Jamal Khashoggi talking to his fiancee Hatice Cengiz, seen in expanded view, before entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, on Oct. 2.
This image taken from CCTV, made available on Oct. 21, purportedly shows Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, on Oct. 2.
Pompeo doubles down on US support for Saudi Arabia, says no direct evidence of Saudi leader's involvement in journalist's murder
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubled down Saturday on the United States' support for Saudi Arabia and declined to comment on a CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was involved in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle)
}); In an exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Pompeo again noted a lack of direct evidence linking bin Salman to Khashoggi's murder.
The entrance to the Belgrade Forest on the outskirts of Istanbul on Oct. 20 A Turkish official told AP that investigators are looking into the possibility that Khashoggi’s remains may have been taken outside Istanbul. Speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, the official said police have established that two vehicles belonging to the consulate left the building Oct. 2. One traveled to the Belgrade Forest on the city’s outskirts, while the other went to the city of Yalova, across the Sea of Marmara from Istanbul, the official said.
A security guard walks outside Saudi Arabia's consulate on Oct. 20 in Istanbul. Saudi Arabia claims Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a "fistfight" in consulate, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media came more than two weeks after Khashoggi, 59, entered the building for paperwork required to marry his Turkish fiancée, and never came out.
Activists dressed as Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands during a demonstration calling for sanctions against Saudi Arabia and to protest the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, outside the White House in Washington, on Oct. 19.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with reporters about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, on Oct. 18, in Washington.
United Nations director at Human Rights Watch Louis Charbonneau (L), Deputy Executive Director of Committee to Protect Journalists Robert Mahoney (C) and Head of New York (UN) Office at Amnesty International Sherine Tadros (R) hold a joint press conference on the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in New York, on Oct. 18.
Turkish forensic experts in a police van leave from Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 18.
A still image taken from CCTV video and obtained by TRT World claims to show Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as he arrives at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 2.
Turkish forensic officers leave the Saudi consulate after conducting a new search. Pro-government newspaper Yeni Safak on Wednesday said it had obtained audio recordings of the alleged killing of Khashoggi inside the consulate.
A Turkish police K9 unit arrives to search the back garden of the Saudi Arabian consulate general residence as investigations continue on Oct. 17 in Istanbul.
Turkish crime scene investigators leave after completed the inspection of the Saudi consul general's official residence as part of an investigation on Oct. 17 in Istanbul.
Turkish forensic police search for evidence at the garden of the Saudi Arabia's Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi on Oct. 17, in Istanbul.
Turkish forensic officials arrive to the residence of Saudi Arabia's Consul General Mohammad al-Otaibi in Istanbul, Turkey Oct. 17.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 17.
Turkish forensic police officers arrive at the residence of the Saudi Consul General in Istanbul, on Oct. 16.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, on Oct. 16.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) walks alongside Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, on Oct. 16.
An unidentified man tries to hold back the press as Saudi investigators arrive at the Saudi Arabian Consulate ahead of Turkish police on Oct. 15, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Turkish police blocks the media in front of the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 15.
Turkish officials arrive at the Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey after the start of a joint probe of the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Oct. 15.
Tawakkol Karman, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2011, gestures as she talks to members of the media about the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, near the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, on Oct. 8.
Human rights activists and friends of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi hold his pictures during a protest outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Oct. 8.
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Erdogan and the crown prince spoke for the first time on the phone on October 24 about the case, discussing the joint efforts needed to shed light on the murder.
The Saudi prosecutor last week absolved the crown prince of blame for the murder of Khashoggi, a US resident since 2017 who had written critical articles and once compared Prince Mohammed to Russian President Vladimir Putin. © Provided by AFP Riyadh says criticism of the crown prince is a 'red line'
The Saudi foreign minister meanwhile said Riyadh would "not tolerate any discussion of anything that is disparaging towards our monarch or our crown prince.
"We have made it clear that the crown prince is not involved."
President Donald Trump admitted Prince Salman may have been behind the murder but said the United States would not slacken its support for the kingdom.
"It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event –- maybe he did and maybe he didn't!" Trump said in a statement.
"We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," he said. "The United States intends to remain a steadfast partner."
However, a CIA analysis leaked to the US media went further, reportedly pointing the finger at the crown prince, based on its examination of multiple intelligence sources among them a phone call between the prince's brother -- the Saudi ambassador to the United States -- and Khashoggi.
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A spokesman for the Saudi public prosecutor last week said Khashoggi was drugged and his body dismembered, but Turkish officials say he was strangled. The whereabouts of the body remain unknown.
The Saudi prosecutor sought the death penalty for the five "charged with ordering and committing the crime and for the appropriate sentences for the other indicted individuals."
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticised Saudi officials over their lack of cooperation.
"There has been no statement, no information given by the Saudi Arabian side despite the Istanbul prosecutor (Irfan) Fidan giving all the information and evidence to his Saudi counterpart".
Denmark on Thursday suspended arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder, the second country to do so after Germany.