The Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh was overshadowed by Khashoggi's killing, with more than two dozen high-level participants withdrawing.
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Saudi prosecutors said Thursday that Turkish evidence shows the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated, another change in the shifting Saudi Arabian narrative of what happened to the writer who was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the "savage murder" of the journalist was meticulously planned, and demanded that all those linked to the killing face punishment.
"How should a real investigation in Saudi Arabia work when one of the main suspects is the crown prince MBS?" said a Turkish senior official, referring to the crown prince by his initials.
What are your thoughts on these latest developments in the ongoing GCC Crisis? "The incident occurred in Istanbul, so this team of 15 and three people, 18 people, should be tried in Istanbul".
It was not entirely clear what the two discussed, but, according to friends, Saudi royals had been trying to coax Khashoggi into returning to Saudi Arabia for months.
A person familiar with the audio said it was "compelling" and could put more pressure on the United States to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the death of Khashoggi, a contributing columnist for The Washington Post.
Despite the evidence and worldwide pressure, the crown prince has denied any role in the killing of Khashoggi, a critic of bin Salman who wrote for The Washington Post.
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Nearly three weeks after his death, the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is now confirmed, but what remains a mystery is exactly how it happened and who was the mastermind behind the brutal plan.
From 2008 to 2017, Saudi Arabia was the second biggest purchaser of French arms, with deals totalling 11 billion euros ($12.7 billion), including 1.5 billion euros past year alone.
The Turkish president said that the names of suspects provided by Saudi Arabia matched those identified by Turkish authorities during their investigation. Look, Saudi Arabia's been a really great ally.
"As we all know, these are hard days for us in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia", al-Falih said in a speech to attendees seated in the forum's ornate hall.
However, Mr Erdogan did not mention it during his address. Pro-government media in Turkey reported officials have such a recording, but its existence has not been confirmed. CIA Director Gina Haspel is now in Turkey and is expected to return Wednesday.
Riyadh initially denied knowledge of his fate before saying he was killed in a "fistfight" inside the consulate and then calling Khashoggi's killing a "rogue operation".
"The individuals who did this did it outside the scope of their authority", Mr Al Jubeir said. Pakistan, which is grappling with a soaring deficit, struck a deal on the sidelines of the forum with Saudi Arabia for $6 billion in aid from the oil-rich kingdom. "There obviously was a tremendous mistake made, and what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up".
Pressing for full disclosure of who ordered the operation that led to the killing, Erdogan also said, "leaving some security and intelligence forces holding the bag will not satisfy - neither us nor the worldwide community".