Khashoggi strangled in planned attacked, body dismembered - Turkish prosecutor

Khashoggi's fiancee urges Trump to reveal truth behind murder

A statement from chief Istanbul prosecutor Irfan Fidan's office added that Mr Khashoggi's body was dismembered and disposed of.

Saudi Arabia's Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, who was the first Saudi official to acknowledge that the killing was "premeditated" based on the results of Turkey's investigation, arrived in Istanbul on Sunday.

The statement came short of accusing the Saudis of non-cooperation talking about meeting of the Saudi Chief Prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb and his entourage with Turkish law enforcement authorities earlier this week.

"The victim's body was dismembered and destroyed following his death by suffocation -- again, in line with advance plans", it added. Some were members of a 15-man hit team, many of them Saudi intelligence operatives, who flew into Istanbul hours before Khashoggi's death, Turkish security sources say.

She said Khashoggi knew it was risky to visit the Turkey consulate, but he needed a document for his wedding.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Riyadh to disclose the identity of an alleged local collaborator said to have been involved in getting rid of Khashoggi's body.

Jon Trickett, Labour's shadow minister for the cabinet office, said: "This is yet another reminder of how far the Tories' cosy relationship with the murderous Saudi regime extends".

After weeks of denials and changing accounts of what happened, Saudi officials recently admitted that Khashoggi's murder was premeditated.

Fidan asked al-Mojeb to reveal who sent this group, according to the president.

The editorial also urged the US Congress to impose sanctions on those responsible - "including, if the available evidence points to him, Mohammed bin Salman - and reshape US relations with Saudi Arabia".

Riyadh's European allies have criticised its initial response and United States President Donald Trump said Saudi authorities had staged the "worst cover-up ever", although he has repeatedly said he would not jeopardise USA business with the kingdom.

Cengiz later told an audience she was disappointed with Trump's response to the killing, suggesting U.S. business ties with Riyadh had influenced his approach to the case.

Khashoggi, a prominent commentator on Saudi affairs who wrote for The Washington Post's Global Opinions section, had lived in self-imposed exile in the United States since September 2017, when he left Saudi Arabia over fears of the Riyadh regime's crackdown on critical voices.

"This incident, this assassination, took place in the Saudi consulate", she said, speaking through a translator.

The Johnson source said the Conservative MP has "denounced the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and continues to believe that the United Kingdom must hold Saudi Arabia to account for this barbaric act".

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