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Jamal Khashoggi Case: Turkey Shared Murder Tapes With Key Foreign Nations


Turkey has shared recordings related to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the US, the UK, Saudi Arabia and others.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeated his assertion that Saudi Arabia knew who had killed Jamal Khashoggi.

Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Saudi Arabia has admitted the journalist was murdered there, but denied suggestions its royal family was involved.

The Saudis had initially maintained Jamal Khashoggi had left the consulate unharmed.

They have also denied comments allegedly made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman describing Jamal Khashoggi as a dangerous Islamist.

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The reported phone call to the White House came before Saudi Arabia admitted Jamal Khashoggi had been killed.

There is still no consensus on how Jamal Khashoggi died. The journalist entered the consulate to sort out documents for his marriage.

Initially, Turkish media had quoted sources as saying Turkey had audio recordings proving that Jamal Khashoggi had been tortured before being murdered.

Last week, however, Turkey said he had been strangled immediately after entering the consulate and Jamal Kashoggi’s body dismembered “in accordance with plans made in advance”.

Nobody has been found and a Turkish official said the body had been dissolved.

Saudi Arabia has changed its account of what happened to the journalist.

When Jamal Khashoggi first disappeared, Saudi Arabia said the journalist had walked out of the building alive. Saudi Arabia later admitted he had been murdered, saying the killing was premeditated and a result of a “rogue operation”.

Eighteen suspects have been arrested in Saudi Arabia, where will be prosecuted. However, Turkey wants the suspects to be extradited.

Turkey has not publicly blamed Saudi Arabia for the killing.

President Erdogan said in a TV speech on November 10: “We gave the recordings, we gave them to Saudi Arabia, we gave them to Washington, to the Germans, to the French, to the English.”

“They listened to the conversations which took place here, they know,” he said.

No other country has admitted hearing the said recording.