Khashoggi killers to be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia: Jubeir

Jamal Khashoggi

"They (the Saudis) are sending the chief prosecutor on Sunday to Turkey", President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, adding that Ankara had more evidence on the killing.

Meanwhile, Turkey on Friday intensified its demands for Saudi Arabia to extradite 18 suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a call that is likely to be met with resistance from the kingdom and could escalate tensions between the US-allied regional powers.

Saudi Arabia's allies have reacted with outrage towards a country that is the lynchpin of a US-backed regional bloc against growing Iranian influence in the Middle East, Reuters said.

Among various versions of what happened to Khashoggi given by Riyadh, Saudi officials had said the columnist was either killed in a fight inside the consulate or died in a chokehold when he resisted being drugged and abducted.

Salah Khashoggi's departure from Saudi Arabia came a day after a meeting at the al Yamama Palace in Riyadh in which he and other family members received condolences from King Salman and the crown prince.

"Failure of any nation to adhere to global norms and the rule of law undermines regional stability at a time when it is needed most".

The White House would not comment on the reported briefing, but told the Post Haspel told President Trump about her "findings and discussions" while in Turkey this week.

Saudi Arabian prosecutors have said evidence supplied by Turkey indicates that the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, suggesting a change from Riyadh's earlier claim that his death had been accidental.

She says she had asked U.S. Secretary of State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who called her about the case, whether he had any news that would make her happy. He said Saudi Arabia was combating Iran's vision of "darkness" in the Middle East.

Worldwide pressure has increased on the Saudi leadership to come clean on the case, after Riyadh shifted its official explanation a number of times.

Erdogan and Trudeau stressed the need to shed light on the killing and the importance of punishing the culprits, said a source from Turkish presidency, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

In a tearful television interview on Friday, Ms Cengiz recounted the day her fiancé vanished, saying she would never have let her partner enter the consulate if she had thought that the "Saudi Arabia authorities would hatch a plot" to kill him.

It's unclear whether USA intelligence agrees. "What we say to people is wait until everything is done" then decide if the investigation was serious or not.

In a separate development, Human Rights Watch said Khashoggi's son, Salah, and his family have left Saudi Arabia after the government lifted a travel ban.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Saturday that the United States would take additional measures against those responsible in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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