Khashoggi murder: Turkey gives official details of Saudi writer's death

Hatice Cengiz speaks Monday during a memorial event for her fiancé Jamal Khashoggi at the Mechanical Engineers Institute in London

Hatice Cengiz speaks Monday during a memorial event for her fiancé Jamal Khashoggi at the Mechanical Engineers Institute in London

The statement, made by Istanbul's chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan, further casts doubt on Saudi Arabia's changing stories about how the journalist was killed.

A statement from Fidan's office also said that discussions with Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth.

Erdogan has also called on Saudi Arabia to disclose who ordered Khashoggi's killing. Turkey reportedly denied al-Mojeb's request to have the full results of its investigations turned over to him, asking instead for Saudi help in locating Khashoggi's body, which has still not been found. Al-Mojeb reportedly denied that the Saudis know where the body is.

Trump has called Khashoggi's disappearance and death "one of the worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups", but has also said the US should not be too critical of the regime because of a pending multi-billion dollar arms deal with Riyadh.

"It's an bad thing that took place", Pompeo told conservative talk show host Brian Kilmeade.

Turkish officials have said that a Saudi team of 15 men tortured, killed and dismembered the writer in a premeditated act.

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman publicly denounced the murder as "repulsive" and Saudi has promised a full investigation into his death, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir in Bahrain.

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He added: "We want the Saudi authorities to enter into close cooperation with us". On Wednesday, unidentified state sources again began dominating news coverage of the murder, saying a Saudi prosecutor who had flown to Turkey to work on the case was unhelpful.

A critic of the Saudi crown prince, Khashoggi had been living in exile in the United States.

Saudi Arabia admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi died at the Saudi Consulate at Instanbul.

He also met Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdelaziz. It recently acknowledged that Turkish evidence shows the killing was premeditated.

On Monday Mujeb offered Fidan the suspects' testimony, however Turkey is insistent that they stand trial and give evidence on Turkish soil.

Investigation of the incident suggests a special hit squad came to the consulate to kill Kashoggi and cover up the murder.

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