Turkey believes missing Saudi journalist was murdered at Saudi consulate in Istanbul

Alleged Saudi Murder of Washington Post Columnist Prompts Calls to Halt U.S. Relations with Regime

"Right now, nobody knows anything about it, but there are some pretty bad stories going around. I do not like it".

Washington Post columnist David Ignatius recently noted that his friend Khashoggi had endured a crisis of conscience previous year when MBS was jailing and torturing his Saudi friends.

It remains unclear how the Turkish government determined that Khashoggi had been killed, but the conclusion that the Saudi royal court ordered it could increase the pressure on both sides of the dispute.

Khashoggi has been one of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's most prominent critics.

USA and Saudi officials have yet to comment on that report. "I love working with him", MBS said about his relationship with Trump and their joint battle against the Islamic State and other Islamist militants who endorse terrorism.

Tom Rogan at the Washington Examiner advised Pompeo to take the lead and meet privately with MBS to avoid making the situation "more of a spectacle than it already is".

The first plane was carrying the part of the Saudi team that was awaiting Khashoggi at the consulate, investigators believe, when he arrived at 1:14pm.to collect a document he needed for his upcoming marriage.

Under the Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia has increasingly shown it will not tolerate any foreign criticism.

On his first foreign trip, President Trump went to Riyadh, in an effort to improve relations with the kingdom.

Unfortunately, time is running out for subtle behind-the-scenes maneuvers. Turkey has demanded answers about what happened to the exile in the building, and the government has summoned the Saudi ambassador twice to get them.

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Saudi Arabia, while not yet being an official North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, is a prominent USA partner.

"We expect a full-out investigation and full transparency from Saudi authorities on what happened", Mogherini said.

Mr Trump had stayed silent on human rights as the USA backed the Saudi-led air campaign against rebels in Yemen, which a United Nations report said has killed thousands of civilians, and when Crown Prince Mohammed, often referred to by his initials MBS, detained dozens of people past year in a controversial crackdown.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and General Assembly President Maria Espinosa Garces also issued statements saying they are "very concerned" about the missing journalist.

That Saudi Arabia would allow foreigners to enter a consulate and search it shows the growing global pressure the kingdom faces over the disappearance of Khashoggi, a contributor to the Washington Post.

"If a person walks into premises and if he isn't stepping out, then who has to prove it?" Why don't you prove it? Nor has the Turkish president disclosed specific evidence to back up that allegation.

Although Khashoggi knew that his opinions had angered certain people, he entered the consulate "without doubting he would be safe there", his fiancee wrote, but after three hours of waiting "fear and concern" overcame her.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, the Washington Post - where Khashoggi wrote columns after fleeing Saudi Arabia over fears of retribution for his critical commentary - reported USA intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials planning to abduct the prominent journalist. Turkey's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the investigation was "continuing intensively".

Another senior Turkish official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss diplomatic strategy, said Ankara hoped that Washington and the worldwide community would take the lead in challenging Saudi Arabia over the fate of Khashoggi, a legal resident of the United States and a columnist for The Washington Post.

The comments come in the wake of the disappearance of the journalist after visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week.

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