Will the body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi ever be found?

Will the body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi ever be found?

Will the body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi ever be found?

The fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi called Friday for President Donald Trump to back Turkey's efforts to investigate his death and recover his body.

In his first public reaction Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the murder "horrendous" and said responsive action must be taken. But, as worldwide pressure mounted, the kingdom said that the Washington Post contributor and critic of the Saudi government died inside the mission when an argument degenerated into a fistfight. "I think that a way must be found to achieve both goals, because I think the larger problem is Iran".

The U.S. has already revoked the visas of the men allegedly responsible for the killing of The Washington Post columnist.

Hatice Cengiz called on the worldwide community to bring the perpetrators of Khashoggi's murder to justice and to find his missing body.

Instead, Cengiz said, "Some in Washington are hoping this matter will be forgotten with simple delaying tactics. There will be no coverup".

Saudi authorities have denied Turkish police permission to search a well in the consulate's garden but did allow them to take water samples for analysis, according to local media reports.

"Khashoggi's body was not in need of burying", said the official.

The Turkish president said he did not believe that Saudi King Salman had ordered the killing.

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More than 100 members of PEN America, a New York-based non-profit group of journalists and artists devoted to human rights and free expression, have called on the U.N.to launch an independent probe into the killing.

Istanbul's chief prosecutor, Irfan Fidan, said this week that Khashoggi was immediately strangled when he arrived at the consulate.

Members of Sri Lankan web journalist association hold placards during a protest condemning the murder of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi in front of the Saudi Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on October 25, 2018.

Khashoggi's family have denounced any suggestion the journalist participated in Brotherhood activities. Ankara has repeatedly called for them to be extradited to Turkey for trial.

"We knew that Khashoggi's body was dismembered", United Kingdom daily The Independent quoted Aktay as saying.

Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who has positioned himself as a Saudi reformer, has denounced the murder as "repulsive" and strongly denied any involvement.

Some of the people suspected of being involved in the killing have close ties to the prince, whose condemnation of Khashoggi's killing has failed to alleviate suspicions he was involved.

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