Turkey calls for Saudi Arabia to be transparent on Khashoggi investigation

Turkey calls for Saudi Arabia to be transparent on Khashoggi investigation

However, for two weeks Saudi Arabia tried to press that Jamal Khashoggi left the consulate after 20 minutes of entering but under intense worldwide outcry and pressure from allies, Saudi Arabia finally claimed that the journalist was killed in a fist-fight after officials asked him to return to his home country to get all the necessary papers.

Algeria's largest Islamic party on Monday criticized Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia for welcoming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who arrived in the country a day earlier for an official visit.

The Istanbul chief prosecutor's Tuesday court application says there is "strong suspicion" the two aides were involved in planning the killing.

"Before this briefing, I was convinced that we had to take steps on the war in Yemen and I believe that we had to take steps on the Saudis", Menendez said.

USA actor and filmmaker Sean Penn and his crew on Wednesday did some shooting in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul reportedly for a documentary on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the mission.

It was unclear whether Khalid knew that Khashoggi would be killed, the USA newspaper said, but he made the call at the discretion of his brother, MBS.

In one image shared by state news agency Anadolu, two-time Oscar victor Penn was seen outside the mission where the Washington Post contributor was strangled before he was cut up into pieces by a 15-man Saudi team especially sent to Istanbul for the task.

Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, went to Twitter to voice his opinion, smashing the caps lock to say "ENOUGH!" in regards to Saudi Arabia's behavior. He sharply criticized the crown prince saying that there is a zero chance that he wasn't involved and stressed that the United States can not do business as usual with people like him, who is nothing but insane.

After the hour-long briefing by Central Intelligence Agency direcotr Gina Haspel, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said he had "zero question in my mind" that Prince Mohammed directed the killing.

Prince Khalid has denied what he called a "serious accusation".

"The prosecution's move to issue arrest warrants for Asiri and Qahtani reflects the view that the Saudi authorities won't take formal action against those individuals", one of the Turkish officials said.

Riyadh could "address those concerns" by extraditing the suspects to Turkey, the official said. "Your team of 20 knows this", he demanded, the Hurriyet newspaper quoted him as saying.

Cavusoglu also criticised the lack of evidence given to Turkey by Riyadh as he urged the kingdom to be "transparent". The filmmaker was spotted near the Saudi consulate, where the journalist was murdered, along with 10 other men from the film crew.

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