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Erdogan Edges Closer to Implicating Saudi Prince in Killing

  • President calls on Saudi king to take action against culprits
  • Turkey has consistently undermined official Saudi narratives
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Erdogan Says Khashoggi Murder Was Planned Operation
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Turkey is getting closer to laying blame for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the brash young leader whose ambitions for a modernized Saudi Arabia have been undermined by his penchant for making enemies at home and abroad.

In a widely anticipated speech on Tuesday timed to coincide with the start of what was to be a major investment forum in Riyadh, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected the kingdom’s evolving narratives of Khashoggi’s killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Erdogan -- who didn’t mention the prince at all -- then called on his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, to bring those responsible to account, no matter their position.