Saudi official provides yet another version of Khashoggi's death

Trump accuses Saudis of 'lies' over Khashoggi killing

The existence of such evidence has been reported in Turkish media in a series of leaks, though Turkish officials have yet to confirm they have recordings.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have been at odds over what happened inside the consulate ever since Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi monarchy, disappeared there on October 2. The team that approached Khashoggi had been sent to negotiate, but "it went south", the official said, adding that "there was no order for a kidnapping".

Turkish authorities believe Khashoggi's killers held him down while his fingers were hacked off and then injected him with a lethal drug before carrying him into another room where he was hoisted onto a conference table and dismembered. We do not know where the body is.

Saudi Arabia says that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, blaming a "rogue operation" for a killing that has sparked an worldwide outcry.

Khashoggi, a USA resident, entered the consulate on October 2 to obtain documents that would clear the way for his impending marriage to fiancee Hatice Cengiz but never emerged.

Reflecting worldwide scepticism over its account, a senior Saudi government official laid out a new version that contradicts previous explanations.

When the media reported a few days later that he had been killed there, they called the accusations "baseless".

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However, the new narrative - that Khashoggi was accidentally strangled after a brawl erupted between him and officials inside the consulate - was greeted with scepticism and condemnation from the worldwide community. "He could have known they were bringing him back to Saudi Arabia". "On the other hand you cannot teach a 33-year-old crown prince that he can get away with things that have this outrageous and stupid or he will be out of control for the next 40 years".

According to the senior Saudi official, the Saudi team rolled up Khashoggi's body in a rug, took it out in a consular vehicle and handed it to a "local cooperator" for disposal.

The reason President Donald Trump has been accepting of that story, Gingrich contended, is that he "is trying to walk a tight rope" with regard to U.S. -Saudi relations, adding, "I think it's a big problem, not a small one".

A security guard stands outside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on Saturday.

Turkish President Recap Tayyip Erdogan has announced he will "go into detail" about the Khashoggi investigation, including what authorities know about the 15-member "hit squad", in a special parliamentary address on Tuesday. Why were 18 people arrested? Erdogan said in an Istanbul speech quoted by Haberturk.

"The Turks have been talking more to the media than they have us", Corker said of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.

Trudeau, speaking on French-language talk show "Tout Le Monde En Parle" - recorded Thursday, before Riyadh confirmed Khashoggi's death at its Istanbul consulate - insisted Canada would "always defend human rights, including with Saudi Arabia". "There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up".

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