Turkey’s president accused Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “closest” associates of being behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in an attempt to keep the pressure on the de facto ruler of the oil-rich kingdom. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, coming closer than he ever has to accusing the Crown Prince of the killing, cited audio capturing the final moments of Khashoggi’s life as he was strangled by a Saudi hit team dispatched from Riyadh to confront him in his own nation’s official diplomatic outpost in Istanbul. “We have learned this from the audio recordings: Of those who arrive, those closest to the crown prince played the most active role,” Mr Erdogan said on Friday, according to the official Anatolia news agency. “The perpetrators are clear to me.” Join Indpendent Minds For exclusive articles, events and an advertising-free read for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent With an Independent Minds subscription for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial Get the best of The Independent Without the ads – for just £5.99 €6.99 $9.99 a month Start your free trial After denying behind the killing for weeks, Saudi… Read full this story
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