Saudis to admit journalist was killed as a result of botched int

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"We're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon, but his was a flat denial".

While Turkish officials have not officially stated what they believe happened to Khashoggi, they have reportedly told the US that they have video and audio that suggests the journalist was tortured and murdered by a team of Saudis. I am immediately sending our Secretary of State to meet with King!

The disappearance caused tension between usual allies Washington and Riyadh, with Donald Trump promising severe punishment for Saudi Arabia if an assassination is proven.

USA resident and Washington Post contributor Khashoggi vanished two weeks ago while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

On 2 October 2018, Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in order to obtain the forms he needed to marry his Turkish fiancée.

A number of powerful USA executives said they pulled out of an investment summit in Riyadh later this month because of the case.

Trump's rogue killers idea, which could apparently give Saudi officials a pass in Khashoggi's disappearance, may turn out to be awkward for the president.

"This is the same King Salman who told me after 9/11 that the 9/11 attacks were an Israeli plot", Jordan said.

Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned against threats to punish it over last week's disappearance of Khashoggi, as European leaders piled on pressure. Turkish officials have said authorities believe he was murdered there and his body removed.

Turkish FM Saudi Arabia must cooperate on Khashoggi, allow access to consulate
It relies on Saudi support for its Middle East effort to counter Iranian influence and fight extremism. The Trump administration, from the president on down, is heavily invested in the Saudi relationship.

Then channel BeoutQ, allegedly based in Saudi Arabia, apparently started pirating beIN Sport's coverage of the English top flight.

It comes as Saudi Arabia has denied involvement in his disappearance.

A Turkish diplomatic source had earlier said that a joint Turkish-Saudi team would search the consulate.

Turkish officials had speculated that the Saudi government would blame "rogue" elements of its security services as a way of insulating Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, from global criticism.

The Saudi royal family is going to say Khashoggi was killed without their clearance, that they only meant to torture and kidnap him, and those involved will be held responsible, CNN reports.

But CNN cited two sources as saying the Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge Khashoggi's death resulted from an interrogation that went wrong during an intended abduction. According to the journalist's fiancee, he was invited to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul but never left the consulate building.

Turkish officials have accused Saudi agents of killing the journalist inside the consulate. Although officials agreed to the investigation, Whitson said that the message from the Saudi government is clear. The journalist, who has written for The Washington Post, is known to be critical of the Saudi government.

But it remained unclear what evidence would remain almost two weeks after Khashoggi's disappearance.

Late Sunday, King Salman spoke on the telephone with President Erdoğan about Khashoggi.