Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated he shared audio of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi’s final moments with the US and different nations, an obvious effort to extend strain on Saudi authorities whom the chief blames for Khashoggi’s loss of life.
The Saturday feedback marked the primary time Erdogan has acknowledged the existence of the recording. He beforehand accused high Saudi officers of orchestrating Khashoggi’s brutal slaying contained in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
“We gave them the tapes. We gave them to Saudi Arabia, to America, to the Germans, the French, to the British, to all of them,” Erdogan stated.
Information retailers stated the White Home didn’t instantly affirm receiving the recording.
President Trump has condemned Khashoggi’s slaying, however shied away from blaming Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Individually, the Pentagon stated late Friday the US would not refuel Saudi planes bombing Yemen within the civil warfare raging there. The transfer got here amid experiences of excessive civilian casualties within the brutal battle.