Khashoggi murder 'must concern us all': Mattis to Arab forum

28 October, 2018, 17:14 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
  • Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey demands Saudi Arabia reveals whereabouts of journalist's body

Hatice Cengiz, who is Turkish, also said in an interview on Turkish television channel HaberTurk on Friday (local time) that she continually asks herself questions about October 2, the day that Khashoggi entered the consulate and was killed by officials there. He had gone to the Instanbul consulate in search of documents that would prove he had divorced his previous wife to allow him to marry his new Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz.

Initially it was reported Khashoggi's Apple Watch may have recorded his brutal murder - but now it seems likely Turkish spies were covertly recording what was happening in the consulate, either using a listening device hidden inside or by aiming a powerful microphone at the building from outside.

Cengiz said that he was treated "well" when he first visited the embassy on 28 September, which reinforces the Turkish version of events which claim Khashoggi's killers lured him to the consulate.

While these were some of the sharpest comments Mattis has made on the Khashoggi killing, he also said the two countries still needed to collaborate on stability in the region.

Riyadh's admission that the murder appeared to be a premeditated killing marked the latest twist in the shifting official narrative from Saudi authorities.

"It was a total fiasco", he later added. We are here to say Jamal's life and death will never be in vain. Once they thought about it, everything else they did was bad too.

Saudi authorities originally said Khashoggi died during a fight with officials in the consulate, and that his body was removed by an unidentified person.

During an earlier IISS Manama Dialogue session, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis was also asked about his views on the Khashoggi's case and said that his (Khashoggi's) murder within a diplomatic facility "must concern us all".

"Our secretary of state has already revoked visas and will be taking additional measures".

Mr Jubeir told a security summit in Bahrain that Riyadh's relations with the United States were "iron clad" amid what he described as "media hysteria" over the killing of Mr Khashoggi, which sparked a global outcry and strained the kingdom's ties with the West. "But everything else comes down to the investigations the royal family ordered, and we support all of it".

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He repeatedly reassured Khashoggi, say multiple sources, he had nothing to fear by going back home.

The Turkish president, who has stopped short of directly blaming the Saudi government, said that the 18 suspects must know who killed Khashoggi and repeated his call for the men to be tried in Turkey.

He reiterated that Riyadh would bring to justice those responsible for Khashoggi's death, saying they would be prosecuted in the kingdom, a day after Turkey demanded the extradition of 18 Saudis suspected of involvement in his murder.

"Who gave this order?"

I said, 'You know how to make people talk.

In his speech, Erdogan indicated that more evidence was yet to be revealed.

Ramping up pressure: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament.

"Just as we call on the Saudi government, so also, we call on the Nigerian government to put an end to impunity for crimes against journalists".

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