Turkish police crime scene investigators looking for possible clues into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi work in an underground car park where authorities Monday found a vehicle belonging to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul Tuesday Oc

CIA Director Gina Haspel listened to an audio tape of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's interrogation and murder during a visit to Turkey, the Washington Post reported October 24.

At a conference in Riyadh on Wednesday, the crown prince said the killing was a "heinous crime that can not be justified" and warned against any efforts to "manipulate" the crisis and drive a wedge between Saudi Arabia and Turkey, which are regional rivals but also diplomatic and business partners.

Saudi Arabia has agreed to conduct a joint investigation into Mr Khashoggi's killing with the Turkish authorities, with its consulate in Istanbul searched days after the journalist's death.

And he's calling on the Kingdom to provide answers - especially - who gave the order to murder and where are Khashoggi's remains?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said that the "savage murder" of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul was meticulously planned, demanding that all those linked to the killing face punishment.


The Al Jazeera report said the Turkish leader was reiterating points he had raised during a speech to members of his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) on Tuesday, when he said the murder was meticulously planned and demanded that all those involved be brought to justice.

"It is not over yet", he said. "Pinning such a case on some security and intelligence members will not satisfy us or the worldwide community", he told parliament.

The move to banish the Saudi nationals is the first step the Trump administration has taken against the country since officials admitted Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Saudi Arabia has given conflicting accounts about Mr Khashoggi's killing.

Trump's comments in recent days have ranged from threatening Saudi Arabia with "very severe" consequences and mentioning possible economic sanctions, to more conciliatory remarks highlighting the country's role as a U.S. ally against Iran and Islamist militants, as well as a major purchaser of USA arms. President Trump said he would "leave it up to Congress" to determine further steps against the kingdom, which is a key US ally in the Middle East and a vast market for USA arms manufacturers.


"I have no doubt about honesty of the Saudi king". According to Riyadh, 18 people have been arrested over their involvement in the incident.

Video images and audio tapes as well as evidence gathered from the consulate and the consul's residence were shared with Haspel during the briefing at the Turkish Intelligence Organisation (MIT), Sabah newspaper reported. The US has dispatched CIA Director Gina Haspel to Turkey to investigate the murder.

Trump said he would work with the US Congress to determine the US response to the Khashoggi matter.

Key mysteries yet to be explained are suspicions that Saudi Arabia's crown prince ordered the killing - even though he publicly condemned it - and the whereabouts of the Washington Post columnist's body.

The crisis overshadowed the crown prince's high-profile economic forum, aimed at raising much needed investments to underwrite his plans to overhaul the Saudi economy.


The conference, in an opulent conference center attached to the Ritz-Carlton, has been boycotted by dozens of big-name sponsors and chief executives, including Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase, Stephen Schwarzman of Blackstone and AOL founder Steve Case.

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