Activists 'rename' London road outside Saudi embassy after Jamal Khashoggi

Activists 'rename' London road outside Saudi embassy after Jamal Khashoggi

The body of journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been dissolved in acid after he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, an adviser to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told a Turkish newspaper this week.

The murder of Mr Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and vocal critic of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, sparked global outrage and threw the oil-rich nation into crisis.

Mr Trump initially took a restrained tone, insisting he did not want to jeopardise a "tremendous order" of $110 billion of weapons he says will support some 500,000 U.S. jobs - figures experts say are highly exaggerated.

"I would like him to support Turkey's efforts in trying to bring light to this situation and to discover the whereabouts of his body", said Cengiz, who was waiting outside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 when the journalist went inside to obtain paperwork for their planned marriage, never to re-emerge. Earlier Turkish media reports said audio recordings captured Khashoggi being tortured before his death.

Turkish investigators now do not believe such a person exists, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed senior Turkish official.

However, he wrote: "I do not believe for a second that King Salman, the custodian of the holy mosques, ordered the hit on Khashoggi".

Khashoggi, who lived in the United States and wrote columns for the Washington Post, went to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to collect some documents, but he never reappeared. This is what is understood from the prosecutor's statement, said Aktay, as per AFP.

After weeks of grisly rumours, Turkey's chief prosecutor has confirmed that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul one month ago.

A vehicle with a diplomatic registration plate leaves the site of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, Oct. 31, 2018.

Saudi Arabia has faced backlash over the death, including from its allies, who have called for answers.

During the call, Salman stressed the importance of maintaining a US-Saudi Alliance. Saudi Arabia since then announced a full investigation into the killing.

"Today I am inviting the global community to take serious and practical steps to reveal the truth and to prosecute those involved in a court of law". Saudi authorities later backtracked again and said his death was premeditated.

Khashoggi had entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to collect a document he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee.

She called on governments around the world to take action to reveal the truth, accusing the United States of taking a position "devoid of moral foundation".

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