"The consulate officials can not save themselves by simply saying "he has left". "You need to prove it". "Those who ask Turkish authorities where he is should ask what happened".
"The consulate should make a clear explanation", he added, drawing a contrast to a troubled and less-assertive period of Turkey's recent past.
Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi, 59, a critic of the Saudi leadership and a contributor to The Washington Post's Global Opinions section, was killed by a team of 15 Saudis flown in specifically to carry out the attack. "We believe that the murder was premeditated and the body was subsequently moved out of the consulate", a Turkish official told Reuters on Saturday.
Erdogan told reporters that authorities were looking into all camera records and monitoring incoming and outgoing airport transits, but added that Turkey would await the results of the prosecutor's investigation before going into more detail.
"The charade of Khashoggi's assassination is a conspiracy and an intelligence plot to harm the reputation of Saudi Arabia", Mr Bukhari tweeted.
"Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Önal invited Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the ministry yesterday".
A lawmaker of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) said on October 8 that Riyadh's statements on the case were "inadequate".
In a co-bylined article for The Guardian newspaper in May about the Saudi crown prince's diplomatic visit to the UK, Khashoggi said bin Salman had adopted a new form of extremism.
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Human and women's rights activists, intellectuals and clerics have been arrested - meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is waging a war in Yemen that has triggered a humanitarian crisis.
Before his disappearance, Khoshaggi had been living since past year in the U.S.in self-imposed exile, after he fled the kingdom amid a crackdown on intellectuals and activists who criticized policies of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.
In his initial comments on Sunday, Erdogan struck a cautious tone with regards to the circumstances surrounding Khashoggi's disappearence.
But while the consulate says that Khashoggi left the premises the same day he visited, his fiancee says he never came out.
Among the protesters was Tawakkol Karman, the Yemeni journalist and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize victor. It's there since 1744, I believe more than 30 years before the United States of America, And I believe, and I'm sorry if anyone misunderstands that, but I believe President (Barack) Obama, in his eight years, he worked against many of our agenda - not (only) in Saudi Arabia, but also in the Middle East.
The false news reports kept circulating the next morning, before President Erdogan denied the murder claims, saying he was following up on the case himself, saying that he is hopeful for a positive outcome.
Noting that President Donald Trump has treated Prince Mohammed as a "favored ally", the newspaper said the kingdom now should reciprocate with information about Khashoggi's whereabouts.
"It is very, very upsetting for us that it happened in our country", he said.
A friend of Mr Khashoggi, Galip Dalay, told Sky News that he "personally got the news that he was killed two days ago".
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said Riyadh must provide "honest answers" about the journalist.