Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was ‘violently planned,’ top Turkish official says

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was ‘violently planned,’ top Turkish official says

Jamal Khashoggi’s murder was ‘violently planned,’ top Turkish official says

Why were 18 people arrested?

The newspaper said the four calls went to Bader al-Asaker, the head of Prince Mohammed's office.

Newly-leaked surveillance footage from the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi appears to show a man walking around in the writer's clothes in Istanbul after his killing.

Turkish police search the official residence of Saudi Arabia's consul general in Istanbul and conduct a second sweep of the consulate.

Five Turkish employees of the consulate also gave testimony to prosecutors Monday, Turkish media reported.

In the joint statement with Maas, Merkel had "categorically" condemned Khashoggi's death, which the Saudi government claims - implausibly, in the opinion of many analysts - occurred in its Istanbul consulate on October 2 during a "fight" that got out of hand. Surveillance footage on TRT showed what Turkish security officials described as suspicious actions, including an image of a man moving a bag from one vehicle to another.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for a "transparent and thorough" investigation of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a meeting on Monday with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, the foreign minister of the Asian nation said.

"The individuals who did this did this outside the scope of their authority", he said on Sunday, according to CNN.

"That is unacceptable in any government".

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Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Saturday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he believed Prince Mohammed, the heir-apparent of the world's largest oil exporter, was behind the killing.

And on the worldwide stage, he said other actors, including the U.S. Congress and the Europeans, will have deep misgivings about engaging with the crown prince, who is known by his initials MBS.

According to Turkish authorities, Khashoggi never left the premises.

"I agree with all those who say when it comes to our already limited arms exports (to Saudi Arabia) that they can not take place in the current situation", she told reporters at her party headquarters.

Zarif also accused the U.S. of covering for Saudi Arabia to contain Iran.

Commenting on the controversial death of the Saudi columnist, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that his country could "cancel a $15bn defense contract with Riyadh over the killing", reports the same source.

Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming rogue agents for a killing that has sparked an worldwide outcry. He initially said he believed the Saudi account.

Corker said, "No. they've lost all credibility as it relates to explaining what happens happened". He also said Prince Mohammed was not responsible.

The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom are demanding that Riyadh provide more facts.

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