Jamal Khashoggi's Body Dissolved After Dismemberment, Turkish Official Says


Aktay was first government official that Hatice Cengiz, Khashoggi's fiancee, called when he didn't emerge from the consulate.

A group of US evangelicals, including former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), held a rare meeting Thursday with Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at his palace.

The Saudi crown prince called Jamal Khashoggi a unsafe Islamist during a phone call with Jared Kushner and national security adviser John Bolton days after the journalist disappeared last month at the Saudi consulate in Turkey, according to a report on Thursday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Khashoggi was "brutally murdered" in a Saudi operation that involved more than a dozen men.

"The reason they dismembered Khashoggi's body was to dissolve his remains more easily", Mr Aktay told the Hurriyet Daily newspaper.

The Crown Prince urged the advisors to preserve the US-Saudi alliance and claimed the journalist was a member of the Sunni Islamist organisation the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the Washington Post.

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He entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul a month ago to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage, but never left.

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"It is now up to the global community to bring the perpetrators to justice".

"With this tragedy, the Trump administration has taken a position that is devoid of moral foundation", she wrote. "The Saudi regime can not be trusted to investigate this themselves".

He said the Saudi kill squad's intention was to execute Khashoggi summarily, not to question him. Gruesome reports allege that he was murdered and his body dismembered by the team sent from Saudi Arabia to silence the Washington Post columnist for criticising MbS.

Khashoggi was killed when he walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month, according to a Turkish prosecutor.

Turkey is trying to extradite 18 suspects detained in Saudi Arabia so they can be tried in a Turkish court.

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

Netanyahu said at a news conference in Bulgaria that Iran is a bigger threat than Saudi Arabia and those who want to punish the Middle East kingdom need to bear that in mind. "Pray for the (Jordanian) king, pray for the crown prince, pray for the people of Saudi Arabia - and I think it's the right thing to do".