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Central Intelligence Agency chief wants to hear Turkey’s audio recording of Khashoggi torture, killing

25 Octobre 2018

"So far the facts and evidence shows that Jamal Khashoggi was the victim of a very cruel murder", he said, calling on the Saudis to collaborate with Turkey's investigation and be held legally responsible for their actions. "I don't have anything more to share with you about particular data sets", the secretary said.

Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel visited the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday for talks with officials about the killing of Washington Post contributor Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate.

"It is a heinous crime that can not be justified".

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 23, 2018.

Trudeau says his government is looking at the contract with Saudi Arabia to see what can be done.

However, this year's summit has been overshadowed by the October 2 killing of Khashoggi.

His message struck a nuanced tone in the United States, where he tried to acknowledge the reforms undertaken by Bin Salman while also highlighting the flaws.

Earlier, there were reports that Khashoggi's severed fingers were taken back to Saudi Arabia and presented to the Crown Prince as a "macabre trophy" after the murder. "We are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder".

"This wedge will not happen and we will prove to the world... that all perpetrators will be taken to court and justice will be served in the end", he was quoted by a translator as saying Wednesday at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh.

After departing Saudi Arabia, Khashoggi began writing for The Washington Post and continued to criticize the Saudi government.

Talking about the economy, the Crown Prince said figures speak of the improvement of the Saudi economy. However, the explanations offered leave many questions unanswered.

The journalist Jamal Khashoggi's children have been barred from leaving Saudi Arabia, according to his editor at The Washington Post.

Turkish officials believe he was tortured and killed while in the consulate, and his body dismembered.

With the crown prince's standing marred, his ability to draw needed investment to the kingdom could be affected.

In additional remarks, the prince said his "war" is restoring the Middle East to its past glory, not mentioning the years-long conflict he has embroiled the kingdom in in Yemen, as the country's defence minister.

At one summit session, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih described Khashoggi's slaying as "abhorrent".

Saudi Arabia claims Mr Khashoggi was killed in a "rogue operation" following a fist fight have been widely met with scepticism.

Central Intelligence Agency chief wants to hear Turkey’s audio recording of Khashoggi torture, killing