Turkey to reveal details of probe into Khashoggi's killing

He said the Saudis did not know how Mr Khashoggi, a Saudi national and U.S. resident, had been killed or where his body was.

To be governed by its own laws, the city's aim was "to be one of the most important economic and scientific capitals in the world", the Saudi official announcement said in October past year.

"Discussions that took place between him and the persons who met him...at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul led to a brawl and a fistfight with the citizen, Jamal Khashoggi, which led to his death", Saudi Attorney General Sheikh Saud Al Mojeb said on Saturday.

Turkey is conducting an investigation into Khashoggi's death and, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency, intends to search a Saudi diplomatic vehicle found in a parking lot in Istanbul.

"We have to deal with the long-term ideology of extremism and Saudi Arabia's a critical partner in that".

The man is shown in the video walking out of the consulate via its back exit with an accomplice, then taking a taxi to Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque, where he went to a public bathroom and changed back out of the clothes.

"They're two young guys". Madani then emerges wearing the same plaid shirt.

"Khashoggi's clothes were probably still warm when Madani put them on", the senior Turkish official told CNN.

On the day Khashoggi disappeared, Cengiz waited for hours outside the consulate for him and, when he did not return, got in touch with authorities as he had instructed her to do, she later said. It was unclear if any of the workers were direct witnesses to the incident.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to provide a full account of Khashoggi's death in a speech slated for Tuesday.

The journalist has relatives in Saudi Arabia and his three children who hold U.S. citizenship.

He told MPs: "We have an important strategic partnership with Saudi Arabia involving defence and security co-operation which has saved lives on the streets of Britain".

After Saudi Arabia confirmed his death, she wrote on Twitter in Arabic: "They have taken your body from this world, but your attractive smile will stay in my world forever".

Despite denials from Riyadh, mounting evidence collected by Turkish intelligence services indicates that Khashoggi was seized by a Saudi hit squad, tortured and killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. The Saudi government, which is effectively under the rule of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vehemently denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance before acknowledging over the weekend that the journalist - a frequent critic of the crown prince - had been killed inside the consulate, as the Turkish government repeatedly alleged. On Sunday, Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said in an interview with Fox News that "individuals".

Reflecting global scepticism over its account, a senior Saudi government official laid out a new version that contradicts previous explanations.

  • Jon Douglas