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'Savage' Khashoggi killing was planned - Turkey's leader

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'Savage' Khashoggi killing was planned - Turkey's leader

'Savage' Khashoggi killing was planned - Turkey's leader

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday (October 23) there were strong signs Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing was planned and that attempts to blame it on intelligence operatives "will not satisfy us".

Emily Wither reports from Istanbul.

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'Savage' Khashoggi killing was planned - Turkey's leader

The world was hanging on his every word as Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan described Jamal Khashoggi's death as a gruesome murder.

Most importantly he's demanding to know who ordered the Saudi critic's death, dismissing Riyadh's explanation that this was a rogue operation.

Erdogan says he's not satisfied with the kingdom solely blaming some of its intelligence agents.

(SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRESIDENT, TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "The conscience of humanity will only be satisfied once everybody is called into account, from those who gave the orders to those who carried them out." In the speech to parliament, Erdogan said that there were strong signs Khashoggi's killing was planned.

With some Saudi agents arriving the day before on a reconnaissance mission.

He also said that the consulate's cameras were removed on the day.

(SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) TURKISH PRESIDENT, TAYYIP ERDOGAN, SAYING: "On the day of the incident, employees at the consulate were gathered at a room under the pretext of an audit.

Employees at the residence are given a day off for the same reason." Erdogan did not mention Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who some U.S. lawmakers suspect ordered the killing.

But he said Turkey would not complete its investigation until all questions were answered.

Adding that Khashoggi was killed in a "savage way".

Turkish sources have told Reuters they have an audio recording purportedly documenting the killing, but there was no mention of it in the speech.

It's been exactly three weeks since the journalist and U.S. resident entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul never to be seen again.

Erdogan's speech making it clear that while Saudi Arabia may have hoped to draw a line under his death.

The story is far from over.

Ankara has now put responsibility at the feet of the Saudi King and has joined the global chorus demanding answers.

U.S. President Trump's comments have varied from playing down Riyadh's role to warning of possible economic sanctions.

He's also reiterated Saudi Arabia's importance as a key U.S. ally.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I don't want to lose all of that investment that's been made in our country.

I don't want to lose $110 billion in terms of investment, but we're going to get to the bottom of it"




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