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Turkey turns up heat on Saudis, shares recording of Khashoggi murder

The Turkish president discussed the Saudi journalist’s case with world leaders in Paris while Jamal Khashoggi’s friends gathered in Istanbul to honor his memory and demand justice.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends a ceremony as he is flanked by top officials and army officers at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, marking Ataturk's death anniversary, in Ankara, Turkey November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Umit Bektas - RC1985BEED00

ISTANBUL — Turkey has shared an audio recording of the final moments of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s life with its Western allies, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, as he continues to pile pressure on Riyadh to come clean about its suspected role in the killing at its Istanbul consulate.

Khashoggi, a columnist with the Washington Post who wrote critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, vanished after entering the Saudi Consulate on Oct. 2. Initially, the kingdom denied it knew of his whereabouts, but repeatedly changed its story as mounting evidence emerged and has since acknowledged he was killed at its mission in a premediated attack.

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