Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday used the Washington Post's opinion section to ask the government of Saudi Arabia to identify the killer of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi - who had used the same platform to criticize the leadership of his homeland.
During the call with President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and National Security Advisor John Bolton, Prince Mohammed said Khashoggi had been a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a transnational Islamist organisation, the Washington Post reported.
Turkish officials have said they believe Khashoggi was tortured, killed and dismembered inside the consulate.
Khashoggi's fiancee wrote in an op-ed piece published Friday in The Washington Post the Trump administration's response to Khashoggi's death has been "devoid of moral foundation".
But he said his government would keep asking other questions "the Saudi authorities have refused to answer", such as the whereabouts of Khashoggi's body and who ordered his assassination.
"Now we see that they did not only dismember his body but also vaporized it". "This is what is understood from the prosecutor's statement", said Aktay, who was also close to the journalist.
"It is very important for the stability of the world, for the region and for the world, that Saudi Arabia remain stable", Netanyahu told reporters Friday on a visit to Bulgaria.
"The Saudi king makes a phone call".
Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have diplomatic relations but share intelligence about their mutual enemies, especially Iran.
By not directly pointing the blame at the crown prince over Khashoggi, Erdogan is seeking to keep him under pressure, according to Karim Bitar of the Paris-based French Institute for global and Strategic Affairs think-tank.
US State Department spokesman Robert Palladino on Thursday called for Khashoggi's remains to be located and returned to his family for burial as soon as possible.
"Today I am inviting the worldwide community to take serious and practical steps to reveal the truth and to prosecute those involved in a court of law". "This case can not be covered up, and we are expecting close cooperation from Saudi authorities on the investigation we are conducting transparently and meticulously", Turkey's Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul told reporters on Thursday.
His body has not yet been found, but Turkey, the United States and Saudi Arabia have all agreed that he was killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.
Other lawmakers urged the United States not to forsake justice for Khashoggi, in the interest of preserving trade interests with Saudi Arabia.
"Though Riyadh has detained 18 suspects, it is deeply concerning that no action has been taken against the Saudi consul general, who lied through his teeth to the media and fled Turkey shortly afterward", Erdogan said. However, as global pressure increased, Riyadh admitted that the killing was an error, carried out by rogue elements.
Prince Ahmed Bin AbdulAziz, the brother of King Salman, appears to be playing an important role in releasing the detainees after he returned to Riyadh from his exile in London with worldwide guarantees.