The State Department said Friday that it will continue to seek a full investigation into the slaying of USA -based Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi as it marked International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists.
Speaking at the memorial service in Washington, Daniel Balson from Amnesty International said the Saudi government needed to be held to account over the journalist's death.
However, he said, longstanding friendship with Riyadh doesn't mean Ankara will turn a blind eye to the premeditated murder that unfolded in front of its very eyes.
Saudi Arabia, for its part, has kept quiet on the location of the body as Turkey and the worldwide community demand answers.
He said the USA is "reviewing" potential sanctions on individuals it has identified in relation to Khashoggi's murder.
Meanwhile, reports quote Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as telling the USA he considered murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi to be a unsafe Islamist.
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi involves a lot more than a group of security officials, just as the Watergate scandal was bigger than a break-in and the 9/11 terror attacks went beyond the hijackers. Khashoggi disappeared shortly after entering the consulate October 2 to obtain documents for his planned marriage, with Saudi officials giving shifting explanations for his death.
"According to the latest information we have, the reason they dismembered his body is to dissolve it easier", he said.
Meanwhile, a Turkish official said he believes Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid or other chemicals after it was mutilated.
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While many Indian immigrants in the USA run convenience stores, their portrayal has been under fire as a crude racial stereotype. Clinton recounted. "I think it would be pretty damn clear if she was".
"They aimed to ensure no sign of the body was left".
Khashoggi was a former insider in Saudi royal circles who went into self-imposed exile in the United States previous year.
"We expect these questions to be answered swiftly", Mr Gul told reporters.
The Saudi chief prosecutor arrived in Turkey on Sunday to meet with his Turkish counterpart.
Officials have repeatedly distanced Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from the event, though experts have said the "sensitive" plot would have been an order that " only the most senior" Saudi officials, like the Crown Prince, could approve of.
On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that it will probably take "weeks" before the USA administration gathers enough information about the perpetrators to decide on its response.
Saudi Arabia only recently acknowledged Turkish evidence showed the slaying was premeditated. It was later discovered that he had been killed while inside, as his murder sparked a major diplomatic storm.
Egypt and Somalia, are the only African countries that have backed the measures being taken by Saudi Arabia to investigate the case.
Instead, the White House "has joined governments around the region in weighing what effect the stigma of the Khashoggi killing may have on the crown prince's ability to rule, and what benefit can be extracted from his potential weakness", the Times said, quoting people familiar with the administration's deliberations.