Turkey: Khashoggi’s body dissolved in acid

Mohammed bin Salman 'told White House' Khashoggi was a dangerous Islamist

Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered, Turkish chief prosecutor says

- President Erdogan wrote in an op-ed for Washington Post.

"We also know that those individuals came to carry out their orders: Kill Khashoggi and leave".

Erdogan wrote: "As responsible members of the global community, we must reveal the identities of the puppet masters behind Khashoggi's killing and discover those in whom Saudi officials -still trying to cover up the murder - have placed their trust". As a result of our efforts, the world has learned that Khashoggi was killed in cold blood by a death squad, and it has been established that his murder was premeditated.

Trump's reaction to the assassination has been as varying as the Saudi's with him first claiming that could have been perpetrated by "rogue killers" to saying that he needed more evidence and wanted to know all of the facts to hint at the possibility of sanctions and that it was possible that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman order the killing himself.

Leading conservative evangelicals met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman yesterday, as questions regarding Saudi Arabia's involvement in the death of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi continue to pop up. Unfortunately, the Saudi authorities have refused to answer those questions.

Earlier on Friday, Yasin Aktay, an adviser to Erdogan, said that his body was "dissolved" after he was murdered and dismembered.

On Wednesday Turkey said he was strangled immediately after entering the consulate and his body dismembered "in accordance with plans made in advance".

His body has not yet been found, but Turkey, the United States and Saudi Arabia have all agreed that he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

"According to the latest information we have, the reason they cut up the body is it was easier to dissolve it", said Aktay, an adviser to President Erdogan who was close to Khashoggi.

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The phone call is reported to have taken place on 9 October, a week after Khashoggi disappeared.

Khashoggi, who lived in the United States and wrote columns for the Washington Post, went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to collect some documents, but he never reappeared.

"There's an atmosphere right now where Saudi Arabia, the Saudi government and the prince personally are seen as somewhat radioactive", said Hussein Ibish, a scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington.

Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 suspects detained in Saudi Arabia over the journalist's slaying. Turkey has demanded cooperation from Saudi officials. "Turkey does not want to lose Saudi Arabia at the end of the day", Mahcupyan said.

Khashoggi, a Saudi national working for the United States press, was a well-known critic of his home country's rulers.

The Khashoggi crisis has shone a harsh spotlight on other issues such as Saudi Arabia's intervention in neighbouring Yemen, where its bombing campaign has led to a military stalemate and what aid workers call a humanitarian catastrophe.

Egypt and Somalia, are the only African countries that have backed the measures being taken by Saudi Arabia to investigate the case.

However, the next day, Trump described the killings as one of the worst cover-ups in history and said he'd leave any ramifications against the Saudis up to Congress. Pompeo said the US would take "appropriate actions" against people it could identify that took part in Khashoggi's murder, including revoking visas and economic reprisals.

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