ANKARA, Turkey – The Turkish President was expected to announce details on Tuesday of his country's investigation of the killing…
ANKARA, Turkey – The Turkish President was expected to announce details on Tuesday of his country’s investigation ofas skepticism intensified about Saudi Arabia’s account that he accidentally died in the consulate in Istanbul. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would “go into detail” about the case that shocked the world and revealed suspicions that a Saudi casualty plan planned Khashoggi after he entered the consulate on October 2, and then tried to cover it up.
The most important testimony, which the Turks apparently have held for themselves, is an alleged sound recording of the killing itself. Turkish officials have leaked cruel details about the alleged media recording over the past two weeks. But both the Turks and American officials say that no such sound has been shared, and so far its existence has not been proven.
On Monday, Erdogan said he would reveal to the world the “bare truth” of what happened in the Saudi consulate.
Reports claim video link with top Prince Salman help
Nameless officials with connections to the Saudi royal family told various media outlets on Monday that Prince Salman’s help, Saud al-Qahtani, was emitted into the Istanbul Consulate Room on October 2 where Khashoggi was imprisoned, via video call. The Turkish newspaper Sabah, adapted to Erdogan, reported that Qahtani insulted Khashoggi via video link before telling his operators in the room to “take my dog’s head”.
Saudi Arabia has said Kashoggi, a critic of the Saudi royal family, was killed in a “fistfight” with officials sent to encourage him to return to the kingdom.
Turkish media and officials say the 59-year-old Washington Post columnist was killed and disintegrated by a 1
5-man Saudi battle group that included operators near the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Saudi government insists Prince Salman was unaware of the operation and that it was on the ground in Istanbul that surpassed his duties and killed him by mistake, allegedly by placing him in a choke team. Khashoggi’s body was then rolled into a rug and given to a “local partner”, told a Saudi official CBS News. Officially said the body was not cut into pieces, as reports from Turkish sources have claimed.
As reported by CBS News correspondent Holly Williams, there has not yet been a word in which Khashoggi’s body actually ended, but the Turkish police found a Mercedes Benz, which was reportedly registered with the Saudi consulate and apparently abandoned about 10 miles into a underground parking lot, on monday. The vehicle was looking for.
Erdogan was expected to speak on Tuesday because Saudi Arabia hosts a sparkling investment conference that many dignitaries have decided to skip because of the scandal. The energy minister of energy, Khalid al-Falih, said on the stage at the conference that his country was in a “crisis” of the journalist’s “abominable” killing. It was not clear whether Crown Prince Salman would take the stage at any time during the conference.
“As we know, it’s hard days. We’re going through a crisis,” Falih said at the future investment initiative, calling the Khashoggi’s kill
Turkey’s Foreign Minister said the time that his country would cooperate with international bodies if they were to start an independent probe in Khashoggi’s death.
In an interview with the State Anadolu agency, Mevlut Cavusoglu, also on Tuesday stated that Turkey had not shared any evidence of Saudi writers’ death in the Saudi consulate with any country, but he added that there may have been “an exchange of views between intelligence organizations. “
Cavusoglu said:” If a request for an international inquiry is made … we would work together. “
CIA director Gina Haspel travels to Turke y as part of the investigation into the killing of The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, taught CBS News on Monday.
Earlier Monday, President Trump told reporters that the United States had “best intelligence people in Turkey”, but he did not specify who he meant.
“We’ll See What We Have,” Mr. Trump said. “I will know a lot tomorrow, they will be back tonight or tomorrow. But we have people in Saudi Arabia.”