Saudi attorney general says Khashoggi was killed during fight in consulate

Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a press conference in Manama Bahrain on Dec. 15 2014

Speaking in Nevada, he added that it was possible Prince Mohammed had been unaware of the killing.

As many as 18 people have been taken into custody, according to Saudi officials.

The Green Party's foreign affairs spokesperson, Golriz Ghahraman, said information coming out from Turkey and Saudi Arabia could not be relied on.

Eighteen Saudi nationals had been arrested, the prosecutor said in a statement.

The preliminary probe conducted by the prosecutor found that Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, was strangled after a fistfight with a group of Saudi "suspects".

He was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to pick up a document he needed to marry his Turkish fiancee. According to an NYT report, those arrested included 15 men who were sent to confront Khashoggi, plus one driver and two consular staff members.

Turkish officials told Reuters: "The initial assessment of the Turkish police is that Mr Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul".

"Sometimes I feel that. he wants to enjoy the fruits of First World modernity and Silicon Valley and cinemas and everything, but at the same time he wants also to rule like how his grandfather ruled Saudi Arabia", Khashoggi told Newsweek.

Bloomberg News reports that German Chancellor Angela Merkel didn't accept the Saudi explanation. "Those responsible must be brought to justice", they said in a joint statement shared by the Federal Foreign Office.

In the U.S., Sen.

Turkish investigators had concluded days ago that Khashoggi, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post was killed and dismembered by a Saudi team dispatched to Istanbul.

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Associated Press quoted Saudi state-run media as saying that King Salman has a proposal to restructure kingdom's intelligence services after the Khashoggi killing.

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Khashoggi, a prominent journalist and royal court insider for decades in Saudi Arabia, had written columns critical of Prince Mohammed and the kingdom's direction while living in self-imposed exile in the U.S. "We are saddened to hear confirmation of Mr. Khashoggi's death, and we offer our deepest condolences to his family, fiancée, and friends". "It's just starting", Turan Kışlakçı, the president of the Arab Turkish Media Association, said in a speech.

After Turkey said it would not allow a "cover-up", Germany called the Saudi account "inadequate" while the United Nations stressed the need for "a thorough and transparent investigation".

US President Donald Trump indicated he believed the Saudi narrative was credible.

October 13: Saudi Arabia's interior minister describes claims in the media that there were "orders to kill (Khashoggi)" as "lies and baseless allegations".

Mr Gardiner acknowledged there were a "lot of jobs" in the United Kingdom linked to the defence trade but said "this is about who we are as a country". "The brawl led to his death and their attempt to conceal and hide what happened".

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the administration or the Saudi government.

The kingdom at the same time announced the firing of four top intelligence officials, including Maj.

He also described Prince Mohammed as "an old-fashioned tribal leader" out of touch with Saudi's poor.

Khashoggi also criticised Prince Mohammed's lack of "proper advisers".

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