Turkish employees of Saudi consulate give statements in Khashoggi probe

Jamal Khashoggi at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland in 2011

Once he was inside, the Saudis accosted Khashoggi, cut off his fingers, killed and dismembered the 59-year-old writer, according to Turkish media reports.

Saudi exiles told AFP that Khashoggi's death had caused such a wave of fear that some of them are cautious about visiting their country's overseas missions.

"Many activists overseas don't speak up, fearful of bringing harm to their families back home, losing their scholarships or worse abduction and arrest", she added.

Saudi's official news agency said both King Salman and Prince Mohammed had phoned Khashoggi's son Salah to express their condolences. Riyadh has been a key player in that war.

He added: "The individuals who did this, did this outside the scope of their authority".

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that arms exports to Saudi Arabia "can't take place in the situation we're now in".

Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the suspension of German arms sales to Saudi Arabia, saying they can not be undertaken in the current circumstances, a reference to the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who disappeared on October 2 and whom Riyadh has admitted died inside its consulate in Istanbul. "I knew it was a trap and just left with my expired passport".

Marsudi said al-Jubeir had conveyed a "statement and explanation" to Widodo about the case, but she declined to elaborate.

"If it weren't for the kindness of God I would have been (another) victim", Sharif said in a tweet.

The selloff came during a week when investors were rattled by Saudi Arabia's deteriorating relations with foreign governments following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Slowly but surely, the facts are coming out - no thanks to Saudi Arabia.

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Selvi said the dissident journalist had been strangled by a Saudi assassination squad, in a process that took up to eight minutes. Then Salah Muhammed Al-Tubaigy, a lieutenant-colonel in the Saudi forensic department, cut the body into 15 pieces while listening to music.

"We can not close this file until the crown prince is brought to account and removed from his post".

An adviser to Turkey's president rejected Riyadh's assertion that Khashoggi had died in a fight, saying the claim had "mocked" world opinion.

The report in Yeni Safak said Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a member of Prince Mohammed's entourage on trips to the United States, France and Spain this year, made the calls from the consulate.

The next day a Saudi official insisted that Khashoggi had left shortly after getting the paperwork and that he was "not in the consulate nor in Saudi custody".

"We are faced with a situation in which it was a brutally planned (killing) and efforts were made to cover it up", said Omer Celik, a spokesman for Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party. "Everyone (else) can speculate but we cannot speculate", he noted.

It wasn't clear if the German government also plans to block arms exports to Saudi Arabia that it previously approved. The man walks out of the consulate via its back exit with an accomplice, then takes a taxi to Istanbul's famed Blue Mosque, where he goes to a public bathroom, changes back out of the clothes and leaves.

By nightfall, Turkish police began searching an underground vehicle parking garage in Istanbul's Sultangazi district.

The consulate later issued a statement saying it was working with Turkish authorities "to uncover the circumstances" of his disappearance. "Those responsible must be called to account", the two officials said in their communique.

Qatar's Foreign Ministry also said on Monday that the murder of Jamal Khashoggi should act as a wake-up call.

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