FM: Turkey hasn't shared Khashoggi audio with US

ISTANBUL Turkish police fly a drone over the residence of Saudi Arabia’s Consul General Mohammad al Otaibi on Wednesday.—AFP

ISTANBUL Turkish police fly a drone over the residence of Saudi Arabia’s Consul General Mohammad al Otaibi on Wednesday.—AFP

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also denied sharing any audio recordings with USA officials.

Earlier this week, the president said the US has requested access to any audio or video evidence from Turkey's investigation.

"We continue to seek an interview with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman", the network said in a statement.

This seems like a odd point from which to pull back.

Trump claimed he had "no financial interests in Saudi Arabia" after facing criticism for his response to Khashoggi's case. Turkey has not said when it will release the results of its probe - or any audio that proves Khashoggi was murdered, if it does have such a smoking-gun.

As U.S. President Donald Trump skirts the issue of reprisals against ally Saudi Arabia for its alleged killing of Jamal Khashoggi, conservatives are quietly aiding the president with a smear campaign against the missing dissident journalist.

He also dismissed media reports that Turkey has shared audio recordings from Khashoggi's disappearance with USA officials, saying Turkey did not give anyone or any country the recording.

Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after entering Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, sparking worldwide outcry and concern.

Khashoggi had entered the consulate at the time to get documents for his upcoming marriage.

According to three people with knowledge of the plans who spoke to the Times, Saudi officials are planning to point Saudi General Ahmed al-Assiri as the perpetrator who was "seeking to prove himself", in the Times words.

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"No not at all, I just want to find out what's happening", Trump told reporters in the White House when asked if his consistently cautious approach to the scandal amounts to a cover-up.

During an earlier press briefing in Belgium, Pompeo said he had a chance to speak to Khashoggi's fiance. The kind of operation that appears to have conducted this operation would have needed a high-ranking official as its commander.

Riyadh has strongly rejected the claims, although some of the Saudis are believed to have close links to the crown prince.

Could this be a prelude to moving bin Salman out of the succession?

Twitter suspended a pro-Saudi bot operation spreading tweets about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after NBC News raised questions, the network reported.

Saudi Arabia has become a major tech backer in recent years, investing significant funds in companies like Uber, Tesla, and WeWork and contributing billions of dollars to SoftBank's Vision Fund as it looks to move its economy beyond oil. "We need to be mindful of that as well", he said.

That changed as the crisis grew.

Pompeo told reporters that he advised Trump that Saudi Arabia should be given a few more days to complete its investigation into the disappearance of Khashoggi, which has caused an global outcry and strained Saudi relations with western countries and corporations.

Since he acceded to the throne in January 2015, the king has given MbS, his favorite son, increasing authority to run Saudi Arabia.

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