A group of USA senators on Wednesday pressured Trump to hold Saudi Arabia, a longtime US ally in the Middle East, accountable for Khashoggi's fate, possibly calling for sanctions against the kingdom if it finds human rights violations under terms of the Global Magnitsky Act of 2016.
Khashoggi had entered the consulate at the time to get documents for his forthcoming marriage.
Erdogan was quoted by Turkish media on Thursday as telling journalists flying with him back home from a visit to Hungary that "we can not remain silent to such an incident". To reporters, to anybody. He says such a move "would be hurting us".
If either government seems to be in control of the investigation, Kaye said "it is not going to be seen as credible by significant portions of the global community".
Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton and senior advisor Jared Kushner spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman about Khashoggi on Tuesday, the White House confirmed in a statement. "We want to get to the bottom of it".
"I've never heard of an embassy in my life that doesn't tape", he said.
"His disappearance has come amid a particularly harsh and opaque crackdown on Saudi journalists and bloggers", the charity and press freedom advocacy group said.
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She had been waiting outside the consulate when her Khashoggi went inside. "I don't know how I can keep living if he was abducted or killed in Turkey", she wrote in an emotional piece in the Washington Post.
More than 20 Republicans and Democratic senators on Wednesday instructed Trump to order a probe into Khashoggi's disappearance under legislation that authorizes imposition of sanctions for perpetrators of extrajudicial killings, torture or other gross human rights violations. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates as available.' Sarah Sanders, ' she said.
Asked if the letter puts pressure on the Trump administration, Corker responded, "Oh it does, of course".
He said all of the facts must be corroborated, but he fears the situation is going to "take a negative turn pretty quickly" if the most recent reports are accurate. "I don't trust them one bit, '" said activist Khaled Saffuri, recounting a conversation he had with Khashoggi in May, moments after the journalist had received a call from Saud al-Qahtani, an adviser to the royal court.
The Washington Post, where Khashoggi had been a regular contributor over the past year, also demanded answers. "We don't have any information on that", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Tuesday. "And we have investigators over there and we're working with Turkey, and frankly we're working with Saudi Arabia".
The Washington Post on Wednesday reported that us intelligence intercepts, according to USA officials familiar with them, reveal that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered an effort to lure Khashoggi back to his home country. Turkish sources said they believe Khashoggi was killed inside the building and removed, allegations that Riyadh dismisses as baseless.
The journalist went missing after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
The Turkish newspaper also published the names, faces, and years of birth of each of the 15 intelligence team members. You can't be killing Washington Post journalists. The 15 men reportedly left Turkey that same evening.
The team members departed immediately after Khashoggi's disappearance. Khashoggi has been a contributing writer for the Post.