Turkey Adopts ‘Drip-Drip’ Tactic in Saudi Murder Case

Lester Mason
October 23, 2018

The report said King Salman and Prince Mohammed offered their condolences to the family of the Saudi journalist.

Mr Hunt acknowledged that the United Kingdom had close security and business links with Saudi Arabia but "if the appalling stories we are reading turn out to be true" the United Kingdom "will act accordingly".

Germany's exports to Saudi Arabia are significantly smaller than those from the U.S., but halting sales would still have an impact: Germany is the world's fourth-largest arms exporter to Saudi Arabia. We also have a trading partnership that supports thousands of jobs.

The president said three people secretly entered Turkey three days before the killing and scouted a forest near Istanbul - suggesting the trio may have been looking for a place to dump the body, according to a Guardian analysis.

"Countries around the world need to know that there are things they simply can not do, and killing a journalist who disagrees with the regime is right up there at the top", Trudeau said.

Erdogan said Saudi Arabia was obligated to reveal the identity of everyone involved and called for the prosecution of those responsible to happen in Turkey.

Saudi Arabia is also Germany's second-largest weapons customer.

Following the announcement that Mr Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate, the government said that 18 Saudi officials were detained in connection with his death.

They are accused of being sent to Istanbul for the goal of capturing or killing Mr Khashoggi, but Saudi state TV claimed they were just tourists. The Saudi government insists the King and Crown Prince had no prior knowledge of the plan to kill Khashoggi.

The video - obtained and broadcast by CNN on Monday - purportedly shows a Saudi agent walking out of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul wearing Khashoggi's clothes, as well as spectacles and a fake beard, in an attempt to disguise himself as the slain journalist.

Saudi Arabia has come under fire from much of the global community over the murder of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of the kingdom's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

"A severe smear campaign has been initiated in Saudi Arabia against myself", she told Turkish daily newspaper Sabah on October 11, more than a week after her fiance disappeared.

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'These are supposed to be our friends.

'It's up to them to change their behaviour, it's up to us to stand up to them and it is up to us to make it clear that we do not accept this behaviour and they need to change their ways'.

Germany said Monday it would halt arms sales to Riyadh until the Khashoggi case is resolved and called on other countries to do the same. "They had come to kill him".

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