Erdogan: We 'Cannot Be Satisfied' With Saudi Explanations on Khashoggi Case

Erdogan: We 'Cannot Be Satisfied' With Saudi Explanations on Khashoggi Case

Erdogan: We 'Cannot Be Satisfied' With Saudi Explanations on Khashoggi Case

The worldwide blowback to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is making things uncomfortable for Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at this year's Group of 20 summit, which began Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The exception has been a bilateral meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, where the PM delivered a "robust" message over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the need for Riyadh to engage in talks in Stockholm next week on ending the war in Yemen.

After a hectic week, a protest-tainted visit in Tunisia and a failed G20 summit in Argentina, Mohammed bin Salman arrived today in Nouakchott, Mauritania, amid yet another public uproar.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said the killing was ordered by the highest level of Saudi leadership but probably not King Salman, putting the spotlight instead on the 33-year-old crown prince.

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Erdogan said Turkey never saw the killing of the journalist as a political issue, adding that the incident is and will remain as "flagrant murder".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Riyadh, Oct. 16, 2018.

Russian Federation has refrained from criticising Saudi Arabia or the crown prince over the killing.

Citing portions of the CIA's written assessment, the Wall Street Journal first reported on Saturday that Mohammed had sent at least 11 messages to Qahtani before and after the killing.

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They also have a record of the prince talking about "making arrangements" to deal with Khashoggi from 2017. [However] there is evidence that he was killed: there is a seven-minute audio recording, we shared it with the world.

In a nod to growing criticism at home on Saudi Arabia, Trump only exchanged "pleasantries" with the crown prince, according to the White House.

In the following days, the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that Khashoggi's murder was ordered by the Saudi crown prince.

There was no confirmation that the prince might also visit Algeria's neighbour Morocco, despite speculation in the local press. Friends of Khashoggi's have said that Qahtani called the journalist and raised the potential of his working for the crown prince if he would end his self-imposed exile in Virginia and return to his native country.

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At the conclusion of the summit, Saudi Arabia will join the G20 three-country committee, or troika, that includes Argentina, as the former summit host, Japan as the 2019 host.

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