Khashoggi `strangled as soon as he entered consulate´

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Washington US

US President Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Washington US

"As Saudi public prosecutor, you have to ask that question, so you can reveal it", Erdoğan told reporters in Ankara, shortly after the head of the Saudi investigation, Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, entered the diplomatic compound.

It also says Khashoggi's body was dismembered after he was killed, and that the dismemberment was also premeditated.

Riyadh says it has arrested 18 suspects, including a team sent to Istanbul hours before Khashoggi's death, but has rejected Turkey's call for their extradition.

But Turkey, which released a stream of evidence undermining Saudi Arabia's early denials, has demanded more details including the whereabouts of Mr Khashoggi's body and who ordered his killing.

It also said that discussions with Saudi chief prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb have yielded no "concrete results" despite "good-willed efforts" by Turkey to uncover the truth.

However, on October 20, Saudi Arabia had admitted that critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul at the hands of Saudi officials.

On Wednesday, unidentified state sources again began dominating news coverage of the murder, saying a Saudi prosecutor who had flown to Turkey to work on the case was unhelpful.

His body was dismembered and removed from the consulate, the prosecutor's office stated, adding that the killing was premeditated.

Saudi Arabia has not commented on the prosecutor's visit.

"We want to know where the body [of Khashoggi] is, we want that our authorities receive information about who the local collaborators are", Çelik said.

Turkey has steadily ramped up pressure on Saudi Arabia to provide answers amid its shifting official explanations on Khashoggi's fate.

Saudi hit squadCleaning personnel wait to enter Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

U.S. President Donald Trump on October 23 denounced Saudi handling of the death of Khashoggi, calling it the "worst cover-up ever" and "a total fiasco".

Under mounting worldwide pressure, Saudi Arabia has changed its narrative about Khashoggi's killing several times, and has recently acknowledging that Turkish evidence shows it was premeditated.

"Turkey, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have all agreed that he was killed at the consulate".

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