Turkey puts fiancee of slain journalist Khashoggi under 24-hour protection

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The prosecutor last week heard from 15 consulate employees, who were taken as "witnesses", according to the Anadolu Agency news service in a report on Friday.

In that interview, al-Jubeir described the death of Khashoggi as "a grave mistake" and said that those responsible will be held to account.

The case has shone the spotlight on Crown Prince Mohammed, who has spearheaded a glitzy new reform drive for the kingdom but now faces a stream of allegations, denied by Riyadh, that he ordered the killing of the Washington Post contributor.

"This was an operation where individuals ended up exceeding the authorities and responsibilities they had".

King Salman similarly made a condolence call as worldwide pressure on the kingdom continues to rise, even after it acknowledged on Saturday that the Washington Post journalist was killed on October 2 at the consulate under still-disputed circumstances.

They said: "Nothing can justify this killing and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms".

Asked about Saudi Arabia's belated acknowledgment of Khashoggi's killing, Jubeir said the shifting Saudi account of what happened was a result of a coverup by the arrested agents.

The changing Saudi narrative has not mollifed even supporters of the monarchy. The man is seen in the footage walking out of the consulate via its back exit with an accomplice, then taking a taxi to Istanbul's famed Sultan Ahmed Mosque, where he went into a public bathroom, changed back out of the clothes and left.

A joint Turkish-Saudi team completed an investigation into the case on Thursday after searching the residence of the consul general as well as the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Turkish sources say authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi's murder.

Turkish President Erdogan is expected on Tuesday to give details of Turkey's investigation into Khashoggi's fate. However, pro-government newspapers have been leaking information about Khashoggi's killing, apparently with the help of Turkish security forces.

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"I will make my statements about this issue on Tuesday at the party group meeting", Erdogan said.

Senior Republicans and Democrats proposed a range of severe punishments, including sanctions on the longtime US ally, the expulsion of the Saudi ambassador and the cutting of arms sales.

Mutrib was identified as one of the 15-member Saudi team that is believed to have been involved in the killing of the Saudi journalist. King Salman, 82, has handed the day-to-day running of Saudi Arabia to him.

"We are determined to find out all the facts".

After denying any involvement in the 59-year-old's disappearance for two weeks, Saudi Arabia said Mr Khashoggi, a critic of the crown prince, had died during a fight in the building.

Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Saturday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he believed Prince Mohammed, the heir-apparent of the world's largest oil exporter, was behind the killing.

The state-run broadcaster TRT later also reported that a man who entered the consulate building was seen leaving the building in Khashoggi's clothes.

But any direct challenge to Prince Mohammed's succession "may be destabilizing for the kingdom as a whole", said Cinzia Bianco, a London-based analyst for Gulf State Analytics.

Turkish pro-government media say a hit squad traveled from Saudi Arabia to kill Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul after he entered the building on October 2.

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