Top US officials talk to bin Salman on Khashoggi

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Pro-government Turkish newspapers released late yesterday the identity of 15 Saudi agents that are suspected of carrying out the murder.

"We're demanding everything", Trump told reporters. After the consulate, we were going to buy appliances for our new home and set a date. Frankly, because it's a reporter, you could say in many respects, it brings it to a level.

The Magnitsky Act requires Trump to determine whether a foreign person is responsible for an extrajudicial killing, torture or other gross violation of internationally recognized human rights. We can not let this happen, to reporters, to anybody.

The Turkish security camera video was reminiscent of the surveillance video sleuthing done by officials investigating the assassination of a Hamas operative in Dubai in 2010 or the slaying of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother in Malaysia in 2017. It said they checked into two hotels in Istanbul on 2 Oct, the day Khashoggi went missing, and left later that day.

Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on 2 October after visiting a Saudi consulate in Turkey. According to the images, a vehicle that went inside the consulate was then driven to the consul-general's residence nearby, around two hours after Mr Khashoggi had gone in.

No security footage has been released showing the journalist leaving the premises.

As the Times notes, officials in Turkey "have left things murky enough" by "speaking on condition of anonymity and refusing to publicly disclose their evidence", which means that much of the reporting remains unverified and the lack of concrete evidence at this point leaves room for the possibility that Khashoggi was abducted from the consulate, but not killed.

Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor of the Washington Post, said the newspaper was aware that Khashoggi was working to promote democracy in the Middle East.

Jamal Khashoggi disappearance: Saudi jet evaded search by Turkish police
He added: "We trust the government and the actions taken, and all the efforts that are taken in the case of Jamal Khashoggi ". It says the journalist left the consulate shortly after arriving, while Turkey says he was not seen leaving the building.

Turkey's private NTV news channel identified one member of the alleged 15-member team as the head of a Saudi forensic science agency.

The Saudi government has denied the claim, but without producing any proof to back up Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's assertion Khashoggi left the building.

Turkish police investigating the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi believe he was killed inside the consulate by 15 Saudis who visited October 2, and left the country the same day. After a positive first meeting with consular staff, who welcomed him warmly and assured him that the necessary paperwork would come through, Jamal was hardly concerned ahead of his second visit.

The journalist was known as a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's increasingly authoritarian posture toward dissent in the Kingdom.

Earlier on Wednesday, Turkish media outlets published CCTV footage which they say shows evidence of a plot linked to Mr Khashoggi's disappearance.

It would be a violation of worldwide law to harm, arrest or detain people at a diplomatic mission, he said, and noted that no such thing had ever happened in Turkey's history.

Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia previous year saying he feared retribution for his criticism of Riyadh over the Yemen war and its crackdown on dissent, and since then wrote columns for the Washington Post.

In an article for the Washington Post, Cengiz urged US President Donald Trump to "help shed light on Jamal's disappearance". However, a police search revealed that they did not take the luggage on their return. A search would be an extraordinary development, as embassies and consulates under the Vienna Convention are technically foreign soil and must be protected by host nations.

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