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

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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.

He also appears to be wearing a fake beard and his own shoes. He then was seen at Blue Mosque, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions.

The footage appears to show the Saudi agent entering the consulate without a beard and wearing a blue and white checked shirt and dark blue pants.

The driver said they did not sense an extraordinary situation on the day when Khashoggi entered the consulate and he had not been sent anywhere outside of the consulate.

According to the source, it was decided that the two men did not look sufficiently alike, and so the conspirators chose to wipe clean the consulate's CCTV footage.

Turkish officials have been leaking a steady drip feed of details from the investigation to journalists but they have yet to release a key audio recording which sources say exists from inside the Saudi consulate.

Saudi Arabia has drawn global criticism for shifting stories on how Khashoggi was killed at its Istanbul consulate earlier this month. Prosecutors are seeking statements from a total of 45 employees, CNN Turk said.

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he will reveal details about the Turkish investigation of the alleged murder of the journalist on Tuesday.

This, it added, led to Khashoggi's death.

In a statement on Saturday, The Washington Post's publisher and chief executive, Fred Ryan, accused Saudi Arabia of repeatedly lying in the three weeks since Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance.

The crown prince has "now crossed a line and there has to be a punishment and a price paid for that", Corker said.

Germany last month approved 416 million euros ($480 million) worth of arms exports to Saudi Arabia for 2018. Other members of Khashoggi's family, including his ex-wife and daughter, are now in Dubai, add the sources.

A Saudi friend of Khashoggi who was in frequent touch with him before his death told the AP that Salah Khashoggi had been under a travel ban and barred from leaving the kingdom since a year ago as a result of his father's criticism of the government.

According to the Turkish source, there was no carpet involved.

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"We have relatively limited spare capacities and we are using a significant part of them", he said.

Meanwhile, Saudi state media reported that both Prince Mohammed and King Salman made calls to Khashoggi's son, Salah, early on Monday morning.

The driver added that the employees left the building as usual when their shift ended on October 2. Neither was the plane, which departed at 18:20. "They made a mistake when they killed Jamal Khashoggi".

The Turkish prosecutor-general has reportedly obtained sufficient evidence to charge each of the 15 suspects with murder, but he is waiting until the body is discovered before issuing his report. Both areas are now being searched for Khashoggi's remains. The probe has also taken them to the town of Yalova, some 90km from Istanbul.

Merkel's decision came after Saudi Arabia admitted to killing Khashoggi in what it called a "rogue operation".

Over the weekend, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her country would suspend arms sales to the kingdom.

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