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X-ray images show tools Khashoggi killers brought to Istanbul, Turkish paper claims

X-ray images show tools Khashoggi killers brought to Istanbul, Turkish paper claimsThe 15-strong Saudi kill team responsible for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi carried luggage containing scissors, syringes and a stun gun, a pro-government Turkish paper has claimed. Sabah, a daily newspaper headquartered in Istanbul, published images on Tuesday purported to be airport X-ray scans of the team's bags as they left Istanbul for Riyadh on October 2, the day of Mr Khashoggi’s murder.  A number of tools and pieces of equipment can be seen, including walkie-talkies, a signal jammer and a pair of scissors.  The bags were loaded onto two private jets but police were not able to open them due to diplomatic immunity, according to the report. The paper, which is close to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), is one of a number of outlets that has published a steady stream of leaks providing lurid details of Khashoggi’s death, a tactic seemingly designed to keep pressure on Riyadh and its allies. How the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi unfolded Mr Khashoggi, a regular contributor to the Washington Post, was killed in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate while attempting to secure paperwork that would allow him to remarry.  According to Istanbul’s chief prosecutor, he was strangled and his body dismembered soon after entering the building.  Saudi officials initially denied all involvement but in the face of mounting international outrage admitted that the columnist had been killed as part of a “rogue” operation. The X-ray images were published as the New York Times reported that in an audio recording of the killing, one of the team responsible can be heard instructing a superior to "tell your boss" after the murder takes place, a suspected reference to Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince.  Khashoggi was once close to the royal family but went into self-imposed exile last year and had since been critical of the Crown Prince in his writing. Mr Erdogan described the tape as a “calamity” this week and said it shocked even a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to it, according to local media. The Turkish president added that orders for the killing came from the highest levels of the kingdom.



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The Latest: Turkish envoy calls US sanctions on Iran unwise

The Latest: Turkish envoy calls US sanctions on Iran unwiseDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Iran after the re-imposition of all American sanctions on the country on Monday (all times local):



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Jamal Khashoggi's Body Dissolved After Dismemberment, Turkish Official Says

Jamal Khashoggi's Body Dissolved After Dismemberment, Turkish Official SaysThe body of journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been dissolved in acid after



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Saudi says Turkish probe shows Khashoggi murder 'premeditated'

Saudi says Turkish probe shows Khashoggi murder 'premeditated'Saudi Arabia said Thursday the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi appeared to have been premeditated, based on information from Turkey, backing away from an earlier claim that he was killed in a brawl. It was the latest twist in the shifting official narrative of the October 2 killing inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, which US President Donald Trump has derided as “one of the worst cover-ups” in history. Saudi Arabia has sought to draw a line under the crisis, and a rights group said Thursday that authorities had allowed Khashoggi’s eldest son Salah and his family to leave the country after lifting a travel ban.



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Turkish police receive permission to search well at Saudi consulate: NTV

Turkish police receive permission to search well at Saudi consulate: NTVTurkish police have been granted permission to search a well in the garden of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and will conduct inspections, broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday, after Saudi officials had earlier refused to allow a search. Authorities have previously carried out inspections at the consulate and consul general’s residence in Istanbul as part of the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. After weeks of denial, Saudi Arabia at the weekend said the journalist had been killed at the consulate.



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Excerpts from Turkish president's speech on writer's death

Excerpts from Turkish president's speech on writer's deathANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave details Tuesday about the investigation into the Oct.2 killing of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Some excerpts from his speech to lawmakers:



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Turkish Outrage Over Khashoggi Hints at Changing World Order

Turkish Outrage Over Khashoggi Hints at Changing World OrderAny cover-up of the true authors of such a savage attack “would be an affront to humanity’s conscience,” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his parliamentary party on Tuesday. The contrast with U.S. President Donald Trump’s more tepid response — Trump said Erdogan had been “pretty rough on Saudi Arabia” — underscores changes in the post-Cold War order, as Washington’s global dominance declines alongside its promotion of so-called values-based foreign policies.



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Turkish President Erdogan: Jamal Khashoggi's Death Was A 'Planned Operation'

Turkish President Erdogan: Jamal Khashoggi's Death Was A 'Planned Operation'Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday offered more details of how



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Turkish police search forest, coastal city for journalist's remains: sources

Turkish police search forest, coastal city for journalist's remains: sourcesInvestigators have also recovered “many samples” from their searches of the consulate and the consul’s residence, the senior officials told Reuters, and will attempt to analyse those for traces of the DNA of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia has denied allegations by Turkish officials who have said Khashoggi was killed inside the building and his body removed. Authorities widened the geographic focus of the search after tracking the routes and stops of cars that left the Saudi consulate and the consul’s residence on Oct. 2, the day Khashoggi was last seen, the senior officials said.



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Turkish Police Search Saudi Consul's Home for Clues in Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance

Turkish Police Search Saudi Consul's Home for Clues in Jamal Khashoggi's DisappearanceThe new search put further pressure on Saudi Arabia to explain what happened



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