Jamal Khashoggi was strangled and then dismembered, Turkish prosecutor says

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"The killing, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate in Turkey violates the norms of global law".

Turkey is seeking the extradition of 18 Saudi suspects detained in Saudi Arabia over the killing of Khashoggi.

Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, arrived at Istanbul's main courthouse Tuesday for more talks with Istanbul's chief public prosecutor, Irfan Fidan, on the investigation into the killing, Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Mr Khashoggi, a prominent critic of the Saudi rulers, had gone to the consulate to collect paperwork needed to marry fiancee Hatice Cengiz, who has given a barbed message to US President Donald Trump over the killing.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly called on Riyadh to reveal the location of the body, as well as who ordered the hit.

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Michelle Bachelet said she welcomed efforts by Saudi and Turkish authorities to investigate and prosecute the alleged perpetrators.

Jamal Khashoggi was strangled shortly after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, and his body was dismembered afterward, a Turkish prosecutor said Wednesday.

Business Insider has contacted Saudi Arabia's embassy in Washington, DC, for comment.

The prosecutor's statement said Fidan also repeated Ankara's request for the 18 suspects to be extradited to face trial in Turkey, and asked Mojeb to disclose the identity of a "local cooperator" who, according to a Saudi official, disposed of Khashoggi's body.

United States President Donald Trump has also come under vast pressure for his support for Riyadh, which is a key cog to the US' interests in the Middle East.

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Saudi Arabia initially claimed that he left the consulate building alive, before saying a team of spies killed Khashoggi, without the knowledge of MbS.

But Bachelet said Tuesday that because "high-level officials in Saudi Arabia were apparently involved" in Khashoggi's slaying, "the bar must be set very high to ensure meaningful accountability and justice".

Fidan's statement came after Mojeb visited Istanbul this week to discuss the kingdom's investigation into Khashoggi's death.

During the visit, he met high-ranking Turkish officials and inspected the Saudi consulate premises. "I want to know the details of who is responsible".

Saudi state media released pictures taken of Mr Khashoggi's son Salah bin Jamal Khashoggi meeting and shaking hands with the crown prince.

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The head of the Saudi investigation, Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, last week acknowledged that the killing was "premeditated", based on Turkish evidence.

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