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'Germany, France, Britain, US and Saudi Arabia listened to Khashoggi tapes'

10 November 2018

"We gave the recordings, we gave them to Saudi Arabia, we gave them to Washington, to the Germans, to the French, to the English", he said in a televised speech.

On Monday, a Turkish official said Saudi Arabia sent a two-man "clean-up team" to erase evidence of Khashoggi's murder a week after he disappeared at the Saudi consulate.

The audio appears to have been obtained by the bugging of the Saudi consulate, which is in contravention of the Vienna Convention and therefore illegal under worldwide law.

Khashoggi's slaying has destroyed the image of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), who is believed to have a key role in the assassination.

"The 15 people who came to Istanbul [from Saudi Arabia], who are also among 18 detained by Saudi authorities, surely know who killed Jamal Khashoggi and where his body is".

Sources told Al Jazeera on Saturday that Turkish police ended the search for Khashoggi's body, but that the criminal investigation into the Saudi journalist's murder will continue.

The news website said the Turkish prosecutor's office has reached the conclusion after investigators found traces of acid in the Saudi consul general's residence and the drains connected to it, in Istanbul.

"I'm unable to express my sorrow to learn about dissolving your body Jamal!"

Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Erdogan, suggested last week the body may have been dissolved in acid.

The heir to the Saudi throne denies he was aware of the plot to kill Khashoggi or the attempted cover-up.

Erdoğan also said on that he may meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Paris during the commemorations.

Khashoggi went missing on October 2 after entering the consulate to obtain documents for marriage procedures. "Saudi Arabia's government can disclose this by making these 15 people talk", Erdogan said.

Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France, and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

'Germany, France, Britain, US and Saudi Arabia listened to Khashoggi tapes'