Turkey shares record­ing re­lated to Khashoggi’s mur­der with Saudi Ara­bia

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Turkey has sent the record­ings linked to the case of jour­nal­ist Ja­mal Khashoggi to Saudi Ara­bia, af­ter al­most one month of the in­ci­dent.

Pres­i­dent Tayyip Er­do­gan said that Turkey has shared the record­ings also with Wash­ing­ton, Ger­many, and France dur­ing a tele­vised speech on Satur­day.

Turkish se­cu­rity of­fi­cials said pre­vi­ously they be­lieve he was killed by a Saudi hit squad, and that his body was re­moved, adding that au­thor­i­ties have an au­dio record­ing doc­u­ment­ing the mur­der of the jour­nal­ist in­side the con­sulate. Er­do­gan also has as­serted in pre­vi­ous speeches that Turkey has “strong ev­i­dence” that the mur­der of Saudi jour­nal­ist Khashoggi was “planned” in ad­vance by Saudi of­fi­cials.

On 2 Oc­to­ber, Khashoggi, a Wash­ing­ton Post colum­nist and critic of the Saudi regime, was re­ported miss­ing af­ter en­ter­ing the Saudi con­sulate in Is­tan­bul.

Saudi of­fi­cials in­clud­ing Crown Prince Mo­hammed bin Sal­man had pre­vi­ously de­nied Khashoggi had been killed and dis­mem­bered in­side the diplo­matic fa­cil­ity.But later, Riyadh has come up with a new nar­ra­tive say­ing that a team of 15-mem­bers of the se­cu­rity and the in­tel­li­gence forces killed him.

The jour­nal­ist’s body is yet to be found, while the Riyadh in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing.

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