Jamal Khashoggi 'strangled as soon as he entered consulate'

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The comments come as Saudi Arabia's chief public prosecutor is in Istanbul to meet with Turkish authorities as part of the ongoing investigation.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he met with Saudi Arabia's foreign minister during an worldwide conference and urged a full and complete investigation into the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Turkish officials have said from the beginning that Khashoggi was killed with premeditation and his body was dismembered by a team of Saudi operatives dispatched from Riyadh.

Turkey is also calling for Saudi Arabia to reveal where the location of Khashoggi's body, with Riyadh claiming a local disposed of his remains.

Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency reported that Saud al-Mojeb of Saudi Arabia and Turkey's Irfan Fidan were continuing a conversation they started with an hour and 15 minute meeting on Monday.

Some of those implicated in the killing are close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whose condemnation of the killing has failed to ease suspicions that he was involved.

Khashoggi went missing on October 2, after stepping into Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, Turkey to collect documents that would allow him to get married to Hatice Cengiz, who was waiting outside the consulate for Khashoggi.

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On Wednesday, unidentified state sources again began dominating news coverage of the murder, saying a Saudi prosecutor who had flown to Turkey to work on the case was unhelpful.

After weeks of leaks, Irfan Fidan's comments mark the first detailed account by Turkish officials of what they believe happened to Khashoggi after he vanished on October 2.

Meanwhile, Khashoggi's fiancée has called on US President Donald Trump and other leaders to ensure that his death in Istanbul is not covered up.

Turkish investigators have searched for the body in a forest near Istanbul, as well as using a robotic arm to inspect the sewers around the Saudi consulate.

Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday.

Under mounting worldwide pressure, Saudi Arabia has changed its narrative about Khashoggi's killing several times, and has recently acknowledging that Turkish evidence shows it was premeditated.

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