Saudis to Turkey: Search our consulate for missing WaPo columnist, dissenter

Saudis to Turkey: Search our consulate for missing WaPo columnist, dissenter

Khashoggi also is a Washington Post contributor.

The administration may have been hesitant to enter the feud in part because Saudi Arabia is a close US ally. The fact that Khashoggi is a columnist for the Washington Post, which Trump consistently attacks, may have made it even less likely that Trump would make it clear he was concerned about the disappearance. His disappearance sparked global concern.

US State Department senior officials have spoken with Saudi Arabia through diplomatic channels about the matter, the top US diplomat added.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the same day called for "a thorough investigation of Mr Khashoggi's disappearance and to be transparent about the results" of the probe.

Istanbul police experts were analysing vehicles which entered and left the consulate, some of which were then seen on camera last Tuesday at the consul-general's residence, 200 metres away, the daily said.

Khashoggi, 59, who was once close to the Saudi royal family and has served as an adviser for senior Saudi officials, left the country past year to live in the USA in self-imposed exile, saying he feared retribution for his criticism of Saudi policy in the Yemen war and its crackdown on dissent.

Saudi Arabia is a longtime ally of the United States, but on Monday senior USA officials expressed alarm over Khashoggi's disappearance.

But after three hours I was overcome with fear and concern.

"Right now, nobody knows anything about it".

In March, the State Department approved a $670 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia, part of a promised $110 billion in deals touted by Trump after his first presidential trip to the Saudi capital previous year.

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Mr Khashoggi was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and Turkey says he may have been murdered there. "The free world deserves answers", Pence said on Twitter.

American Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Tuesday "everything today points to" Khashoggi's murder last week inside the Saudi consulate.

"If true, this is a horrific crime, the assassination of a journalist in his own country's consulate on foreign soil - something without precedent in modern times", the newspaper wrote on Monday.

"Violence against journalists worldwide is going up and is a grave threat to freedom of expression".

Turkish officials believe Khashoggi, a fierce critic of Riyadh's policies and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was likely murdered inside the mission where he had gone to obtain an official document for his upcoming marriage to his Turkish partner.

"We hope that he is safe and that we can hear from him soon". "Consulate officials can not save themselves by simply saying 'he has left, '" Erdogan told a news conference in Budapest, where he is on an official visit.

"In other words, he did not mind walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul because he did not believe that something bad could happen on Turkish soil", Cengiz wrote. The Foreign Ministry said Saudi officials have indicated their willingness to cooperate in the investigation.

Calling the initial response on Mr Khashoggi late and tepid, Ms Margon said the Turkish example showed the Trump administration does "have the tools and the ability to respond quickly, so it's a question of willingness".

The prince promised social and economic reform, but Khashoggi pointed to the escalating crackdown on dissent voices and the media in Saudi Arabia.

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