Erdogan: U.S., Saudis, others heard tapes of writer’s killing
ANKARA, Turkey — Officials from the United States, Britain, France, Germany and Saudi Arabia have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey’s president said Saturday, in the first public acknowledgment of the existence of tapes.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters that Saudi Arabia had to “act fairly” and disclose those responsible for the Oct. 2 killing of The Washington Post journalist to rid itself of “suspicion.”
CIA Director Gina Haspel is reported to have heard the audio recordings of the killing.
In another matter, Erdogan said seven soldiers were killed and 25 others injured in an explosion Friday at an ammunition depot at a base in Hakkari province, bordering Iraq and Iran, in southeast Turkey.