Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Turkish Presdient Erdogan: Khashoggi Recordings 'Appalling', Shocked Saudi Intelligence

Reuters: Turkey's Erdogan says Khashoggi recordings 'appalling', shocked Saudi intelligence

President Tayyip Erdogan said recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, which Turkey has shared with Western allies, are “appalling” and shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to them, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.

Khashoggi, a critic of de facto Saudi ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2 in a hit which Erdogan says was ordered at the “highest levels” of the Saudi government.

Six weeks after Khashoggi’s death, Turkey is trying to keep up pressure on Prince Mohammed and has released a stream of evidence that undermined Riyadh’s early denials of involvement.

Prine Mohammed won support on Tuesday from U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, who said he did not think recordings of the killing shared by Turkey implicated the young crown prince.

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Update #1: 'Appalling' Khashoggi audio shocked Saudi intelligence – Erdo─čan -- The Guardian
Update #2: Erdogan: Audio recording of Khashoggi killing is a 'true disaster' -- CNN

WNU Editor: There is growing blow-back against President Erdogan's remarks on the Khashoggi murder .... Khashoggi recordings being used as 'political game,' French foreign minister says (ABC News). As to what is my take .... Erdogan in Turkey, Salman in Saudi Arabia .... the "coffee pot is calling the tea kettle that it is black".

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