Saudi official says Khashoggi's body given to 'local cooperator' inside rug

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Turkish officials have told CNN that Khashoggi's body was dismembered.

CNN reported that the same man was seen in Khashoggi's clothing at the city's Blue Mosque just hours after the journalist was last seen alive entering the consulate on October 2.

"I don't know who is behind these claims, or their intentions, nor do I care frankly".

The prince contacted Khashoggi shortly after he was detained inside the consulate, Turkish pro-government paper Yeni Safak reported on Sunday, citing its own sources. He said administration officials have their "eyes wide open". But Saudi officials have refused to answer questions about what happened to Khashoggi's remains, fueling already widespread condemnation of the killing.

Saudi Arabia recently committed to investing $10 billion in South Africa.

The footage comes as a joint Turkish-Saudi team completed an investigation on the case Thursday after searching the residence of the kingdom's consul general as well as the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Madani was wearing what the video appears to show to be Khashoggi's dark blazer, gray shirt opened at the collar and pants. Once close with the Saudi elites, Khashoggi fled the kingdom previous year in fear of possible prosecution.

The Turkish officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government regulations.

The Saudi statements did not acknowledge the ban.

Five Turkish employees of the consulate also gave testimonies to prosecutors, Turkish media reported.

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a "tremendous mistake" and denied the influential crown prince ordered the killing.

"Canada condemns the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed took place in its consulate in Istanbul", the statement added. "That is unacceptable to the government".

Britain should "refuse to turn a blind eye" to the murder of the dissident journalist and pressure Saudi Arabia into ending the brutal civil war in Yemen, Mr Johnson said in his Daily Telegraph column.

Following a telephone conversation between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Donald Trump, the U.S. president told reporters that the king had denied all knowledge of Khashoggi's disappearance. "And we are determined to punish those who are responsible for this murder", he said.

Turkish officials point to this as further evidence the murder had been planned; Saudi royal family said Friday Khashoggi died in an accident during a scuffle inside the consulate.

Riyadh, long the world's biggest oil producer, hiked prices sharply during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, setting off a wave of inflation that plunged developed economies into years of crisis.

Trump seemed to be taking a tougher stance Monday against Saudi Arabia.

Turkish authorities will interview an additional 28 consulate staff members on Monday as part of the investigation, state broadcaster TRT said. He added: "We will know very soon". Kirill Dmitriev, the chief executive of the state-run Russian Direct Investment Fund and a leading player in President Vladimir Putin's push to engage Saudi Arabia, has encouraged business leaders in fields ranging from petrochemicals to diamonds to banking to attend.

In her statement, Freeland expressed honest condolences to Khashoggi's family and loved ones.

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