US steps up pressure on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's policies were targeted in some of Khashoggi's work

News agency Anadolu later reported that a private plane that had arrived from Saudi Arabia at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport was searched last Tuesday, the day Khashoggi was last seen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) said in a string of tweets Monday that "if there is any truth to the allegations of wrongdoing by the Saudi government it would be devastating to the US-Saudi relationship and there will be a heavy price to be paid - economically and otherwise".

Mr Khashoggi, 59, went missing while on a visit to the consulate in Istanbul for paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancée.

Turkish officials told Reuters over the weekend they believed he had been killed inside the consulate.

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and U.S. resident, had written articles critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Saudi Arabia was the first foreign destination as president for Trump, who has lavished praise on its ambitious crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, and closely allied himself with the kingdom in a push to isolate the Sunni state's regional rival Iran.

Pompeo's statement came after Trump earlier on Monday told reporters at the White House: "I am concerned".

Private broadcaster NTV reported on October 9 that all suspects were seen entering the consulate half an hour before Khashoggi and leaving it after nearly three hours.

Erdogan said he would wait for the outcome of the current investigation before taking a decision.

Khashoggi, an Al Watan and Washington Post journalist known for his strong critiques of authorities in Saudi Arabia and ruling Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had fled his home country past year to live in self-imposed exile in the United States. "As we speak today, there are Saudi intellectuals and journalists jailed".

But if Khashoggi is dead, the Saudi government certainly had a motive to kill him.

Saudi authorities insist he left the consulate.

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Aktay said bin Salman's decision to allow the inspection of the building several days after Khashoggi's disappearance showed "contempt for Turkey". Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate on Tuesday last week.

Saudi Arabia denies the suggestion. "State Department senior officials have spoken with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through diplomatic channels about this matter".

The newspaper also claimed that Turkish employees at the residence were "hastily" told to take a holiday on the day Khashoggi went missing.

He added: "We trust the government and the actions taken, and all the efforts that are taken in the case of Jamal Khashoggi".

Calling the initial response on Khashoggi late and tepid, Margon said the Turkish example showed the Trump administration does "have the tools and the ability to respond quickly, so it's a question of willingness".

He moved to the USA more than a year ago, where he continued his commentary about his country both in print and on television. "The delegation is there to assist in the investigations regarding the disappearance of the Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi".

Erdogan, who said he was personally following the case, added that Turkey had no documents or evidence at hand regarding the case.

"Do you not have cameras and everything of the sort?" Khashoggi is just the kind of Saudi from whom MBS needs to hear.

Mr Khashoggi was a regular contributor to The Post, and colleagues there have said he often expressed concern for his safety because of his writing.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has met ambassador Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Al Saud to "seek answers", a day after Downing Street said the United Kingdom was "working urgently" to establish the facts behind the disappearance.

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