Erdogan: Turkey shared tapes of Khashoggi killing with Saudi, US, and others


The recordings that could reveal the killing of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Turkey in shocking detail have been shared with France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the US, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

We gave them to Saudi Arabia, we gave them to Washington, to the Germans, to the French, to the English.

Khashoggi's body has not been found, more than a month after he was killed.

Earlier this week, Turkish officials said Khashoggi's remains had been dissolved in acid, and none of them survived.

But Riyadh hasn't yet identified the location of the body, despite requests by the sons of the slain Saudi journalist who made an emotional appeal for the return of their father's body, saying they wanted to return to Saudi Arabia to bury him.

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Speaking ahead of his departure for France to attend commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Erdogan said Saudi Arabia knows the killer of Jamal Khashoggi is among a group of 15 people who arrived in Turkey one day ahead of the October 2 killing.

However, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the "highest levels" of the Saudi government of ordering the hit, while some officials have pointed the finger at the all-powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

MEE has previously revealed that seven of those sent to kill Khashoggi were members of the crown prince's personal security detail.

Sources told Al Jazeera on Saturday that Turkish police ended the search for Khashoggi's body, but that the criminal investigation into the Saudi journalist's murder will continue. President Donald Trump has reiterated he does not want to jeopardise money coming into the U.S. from Saudi Arabia. "Saudi Arabia's government can disclose this by making these 15 people talk", Erdogan said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also told reporters that Saudi Arabia had to "act fairly" and disclose those responsible for the October 2 killing of The Washington Post journalist to rid itself of "suspicion".