Turkish President: Saudis Plotted Writer’s Killing for Days

Saudi officials murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in their Istanbul consulate after plotting his death for days, Turkey’s president said Tuesday, contradicting Saudi Arabia’s explanation that the writer was accidentally killed. He demanded that the kingdom reveal the identities of all involved, regardless of rank.

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Experts Say Negotiation in Khashoggi Case Trumps Investigation

After weeks of leaked details and Saudi denials, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to reveal on Tuesday the “naked truth” behind the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. As to how much detail comes to light, however, experts from three countries told Courthouse News that the key lies in behind-the-scenes geopolitical bargaining.

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In Khashoggi Case: Saudi Calls, ‘Body Double’ After Killing

A man appearing to wear Jamal Khashoggi’s clothes left the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul following his killing there, according to a surveillance video, while a member of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s entourage made four calls to the royal’s office around the same time, reports said Monday.

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Trump Says Saudi King Denies Knowledge of Missing Journalist

President Donald Trump said Monday he has spoken with Saudi Arabia’s king, who “denies any knowledge” of what happened to the Saudi journalist who disappeared after entering the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul last week. Trump said he is dispatching Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the region.

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