Officials now say that new evidence indicates the dissident journalist’s killing was “premeditated,” a conclusion most of the world reached some time ago.

Saudi Arabia Rejects Turkey’s Extradition Request in Khashoggi Killing

The Saudi foreign minister said the kingdom, not Turkey, would prosecute the suspects and called the backlash “hysterical.”

Saudi Arabia, in Reversal, Says Khashoggi’s Killing Was ‘Premeditated’

The announcement that his death was not an accident was the latest change in the kingdom’s official account of how the journalist and dissident had been killed.
Turkey’s President Erdogan has been restrained in his criticism of Saudi Arabia. Mark Lowen asks why.
Riyadh’s financial clout among the Arab media helped the kingdom in getting favourable coverage of Khashoggi affair.
It was the crown prince’s most public speech since the backlash over the Oct. 2 killing of the journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, has roiled the kingdom.,

Mohammed bin Salman calls Khashoggi murder a ‘heinous crime’

Saudi prince breaks silence over killing of journalist at consulate in Turkey

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, has broken a three-week public silence over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, describing the journalist’s murder as a “heinous crime that cannot be justified”.

Turkish President said Khashoggi was killed in a planned operation, contradicting official Saudi account.

Khashoggi’s killing planned, says Turkish President Erdogan

The Turkish president says the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned by Saudi officials days in advance.
Mr. Trump said he would reserve final judgment on who was responsible for Mr. Khashoggi’s killing until American officials returned from Turkey in the next couple of days.

Prince and President Escalate Battle Over Khashoggi Killing

For the strongmen of Turkey and Saudi Arabia, the fight over the killing of a dissident is personal and political.

Gina Haspel, the director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, is reported to be traveling to Turkey late Monday to assist in “an investigation” over the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The Republic of Turkey currently ranks as the world’s leading jailer of journalists, with 73 behind bars at the end of 2017. Since a failed coup in the summer of 2016, the government has pursued a massive and brutal crackdown against thousands of its critics and opponents, both real and probably imagined. This has included U.S. citizens: Pastor Andrew Brunson was finally released after two years in custody on laughable terrorism charges earlier this month. Former NASA scientist Serkan Golge remains in prison.

The suspected murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia is pushing the U.S. government toward a major internal confrontation over its role in the war in Yemen, one that could have significant consequences for a Saudi-led, U.S.-backed intervention that has exacerbated the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

 

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Jamal Khashoggi: Erdoğan rejects Saudi account of killing

Turkish president calls for ‘highest ranked’ of those responsible to face justice

President of Turkey Says Khashoggi’s Killing Was a ‘Planned Operation’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey spoke in Ankara on Tuesday to his parliament about what he called the “very cruel murder” of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Erdoğan’s Khashoggi speech poses tough questions for Bin Salman

Turkish leader appears to tread carefully when it comes to revealing evidence but clearly wants answers

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had billed his speech in the Turkish parliament as the moment that the “naked truth” would come out over the death of Jamal Khashoggi. Instead, the circumstances remain partially clothed.

The images were published by the Turkish media as part of the continuing leaks from the investigation into the journalist’s death inside the Saudi Consulate.

Khashoggi Case Erodes Saudi Reputation, and Allies Worry

As Crown Prince Mohammed faces accusations in the killing of a dissident, Israel, the U.A.E. and other allies fear that damage to him could upend their own plans.

Khashoggi case has put Saudi prince right where Erdoğan wants him

Turkish president on losing end of regional power struggle with Bin Salman now finds himself in the ascendant

Erdoğan rejects Saudi account of Jamal Khashoggi’s death

At about noon on Tuesday two regional leaders are due to make landmark addresses. In Riyadh, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, will open an investment showpiece declaring the kingdom open for business. In Ankara, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is expected to make a speech that may well shut down the beleaguered kingdom.

 

Saudi king and prince phone Khashoggi’s son to give condolences

Turkish president says details of journalist’s killing will be revealed in parliament

The Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has called the son of Jamal Khashoggi to express condolences on the death of the journalist, who was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in disputed circumstances.

Haaretz Com – Louis Fishman – Oct 24, 11:16 AM

All eyes were on Turkey on Tuesday morning, in anticipation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ‘s promise to reveal the ‘naked truth” of the murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Most suspected that he would present evidence

 

CCTV footage appears to show Khashoggi body double in Istanbul

CNN publishes footage of man wearing clothes of journalist, who was killed at consulate earlier this month

CNN has released CCTV footage of a man wearing what appear to be the clothes of the murdered Saudi journalist. The US broadcaster cited a Turkish official as saying the man was Mustafa al-Madani, who was a member of a 15-man Saudi team sent to target Khashoggi

The New York Times – Declan Walsh – Oct 26, 2:06 AM

The Tragedy of Saudi Arabia’s War Amal Hussain, 7, is wasting away from hunger. The Saudi-led war in Yemen has pushed millions to the brink of starvation. Declan Walsh and Tyler Hicks reported from Hajjah and other areas of northern Yemen this

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