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Khashoggi's fiancée asks Trump to press Saudis on location of his body

05 November 2018

"Yet at the same time, it is very important for the stability of the world - for the region and for the world - that Saudi Arabia remain stable", Netanyahu said at a news conference at the Craiova Group summit in Bulgaria on Friday morning.

Turkey has demanded that Saudi authorities tell them where the body is.

A Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday Khashoggi was strangled immediately after he arrived at the consulate.

As for the Khashoggi disappearance, it is the belief of many that Saudi agents murdered him during his visit to the Gulf state's consultant in Turkey, then chopped into small pieces and discreetly transported him out of the building, or even dissolved him inside.

Saudi Arabia, for its part, has kept quiet on the location of the body as Turkey and the worldwide community demand answers.

The U.S.is urging Saudi Arabia to locate Khashoggi's body and return it to his family as soon as possible.

Aktay, who also a friend of the also a friend of the slain Washington Post columnist, said this on Friday, November 2.

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Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, reportedly told the White House that Jamal Khashoggi was a risky Islamist in a phone call days after the journalist was murdered.

United States activists have launched a petition, calling for a section of road near the Saudi embassy in Washington to be renamed Jamal Khashoggi Way.

"Erdogan added that he did "not believe for a second" that Saudi's King Salman had ordered the hit on Khashoggi, who was murdered at the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2".

Yasin Aktay said the "only logical conclusion" was that those who killed the journalist in Istanbul destroyed the body "to leave no trace behind". "Therefore, I have no reason to believe that his murder reflected Saudi Arabia's official policy".

"We have requested information from Saudi officials regarding the whereabouts of Jamal Khashoggi's body and the identity of the supposed local collaborator".

A critic of the Saudi crown prince, Khashoggi had been living in exile in the United States.

"Though Riyadh has detained 18 suspects, it is deeply concerning that no action has been taken against the Saudi consul general, who lied through his teeth to the media and fled Turkey shortly afterwards", Erdogan said.

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She said: "The US was founded on the ideals of liberty and justice for all..." Riyadh has maintained that neither King Salman nor Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew of the operation to target Khashoggi.

Citing the New York Times, the Independent quoted White House officials as saying Prince Mohammed called officials close to President Donald Trump to smear Khashoggi as a unsafe Islamist.

Trump has condemned Khashoggi's killing in strong terms but has also defended USA arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which is the biggest foreign customer for American weaponry.

Erdogan did not mention the Crown Prince in his op-ed.

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

On Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described it as a violation of global law, while France said not enough was being done to find those responsible.

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Khashoggi's fiancée asks Trump to press Saudis on location of his body