Jamal Khashoggi: Corker believes crown prince responsible for reporter's death


October 15: almost two weeks after Khashoggi's disappearance, teams of Turkish investigators enter the consulate to start their search.

'There remains an urgent need for clarification of exactly what happened - beyond the hypotheses that have been raised so far in the Saudi investigation, which need to be backed by facts to be considered credible. "Defending freedom of the press is a key priority for Finland", the tweet read.

"We support the Turkish investigation into it, and the British government wants to see people held to account for that death".

It was also reported that 18 Saudi nationals had been arrested.

"It offers no consolation to have Saudi officials confirm what the whole world already knows-Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul".

Erdogan spoke after Saudi Arabia, in a statement early Saturday, finally acknowledged that 59-year-old Khashoggi had died in the consulate, though its explanation that he was killed involuntarily in a "fistfight" was met with global skepticism and allegations of a cover-up created to absolve Prince Mohammed of direct responsibility.

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"I think his behavior is way outside civilized norms, and I will never go back as long as he's there", the senator said.

In his interview with The Post, Trump reiterated his view that Saudi Arabia is an important ally of the United States, and praised Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a strong leader "who can keep things under check". Gen. Ahmed al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, a top adviser to Crown Prince Salman - as part of an investigation into the Khashoggi case.

President Trump on Saturday said Saudi Arabia had been untruthful in its response to Khashoggi's disappearance, but avoided blaming the crown prince directly for his death.

He added that the Saudis are now working on finding out where Khashoggi's body is and determining the full details into what happened. The former high-level official who spoke with The Times said "there is no question" US intelligence "knows what happened".

The incident had threatened to create a diplomatic crisis with the USA, which sees its alliance with Riyadh as the cornerstone of its Middle East policy, and Turkey, which has tenuous ties with Saudi Arabia. He said 18 people have been detained in connection to the probe.

But many questions have remained unanswered since the admission. "I'm not satisfied until we find the answer", he said.