Turkish official: New evidence writer slain in consulate

Mr Trump dispatched Mr Pompeo to Riyadh for what the State Department described as

Investigators, wearing white crime-scene overalls and shoe covers, entered the Istanbul residence of the Saudi consul general, Mohammed al-Otaibi, who has returned to Riyadh.

Saudi officials have called Turkish allegations that a team of 15 Saudi agents killed Khashoggi "baseless", but US media reports suggested that the kingdom may acknowledge the writer was killed at the consulate, perhaps as part of a botched interrogation.

Speaking after Turkish police entered the consulate for the first time and searched the premises for nine hours, Erdogan also told reporters that they were looking into toxic materials at the mission.

Khashoggi hasn't been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul more than two weeks ago. Turkish officials reportedly said last week that they possess audio and video proof that The Washington Post columnist was interrogated, tortured and then murdered.

USA media reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia would admit that the disappearance and alleged death of Khashoggi was the result of an interrogation gone wrong.

The high-level Turkish official told the AP that police found "certain evidence" of Khashoggi's slaying at the consulate, without elaborating.

Butler, who planned to promote his new movie "Hunter Killer", about a standoff between a USA submarine and Russian forces, said neither the US government nor the Navy asked him not to visit the country.

But Pompeo suggested any possible USA response would weigh its "important relations" with Saudi Arabia - a point made often by President Donald Trump that has raised speculation the United States may be unwilling to jeopardize business and security ties with the kingdom.

Some police were in uniform while other officials were in suits carrying printers and files, an AFP correspondent said.

"If the Embassy of Saudi Arabia claims that Khashoggi disappeared after leaving the embassy building, they must prove it", a message quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying earlier.

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Those policies are all seen as initiatives of the crown prince, who has also presided over a roundup of activists and businessmen. That team was sent "specifically for the murder", a person with knowledge of the Turkish investigation tells the Post .

Trump's warning drew an angry response on Sunday from Saudi Arabia and its state-linked media, including a suggestion that Riyadh could wield its oil production as a weapon.

He questioned why the crown prince would put Saudi Arabia's strong backers, especially Trump, in a bad spot and said, "This guy's gotta go". Pompeo was welcomed by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on landing; he made no remarks to the media.

Both men were seen smiling and exchanging pleasantries ahead of a closed-door meeting to discuss the case of Khashoggi, a Saudi citizen and United States resident.

The president later appeared to take a stronger stance in defence of Saudi Arabia, criticizing the global condemnation against the kingdom and comparing it to the allegations of sexual assault levelled against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.

Saudi Arabia denies that it had any role in Khashoggi's disappearance.

Saudi officials have been in and out of the building since Khashoggi's disappearance without being stopped.

In a statement, Bachelet welcomed the investigators being given access to the consulate, despite a two-week delay, and called on authorities of both countries to ensure that "no further obstacles are placed in the way of a prompt, thorough, effective, impartial and transparent investigation". Those policies are all seen as initiatives of Prince Mohammed, the son of King Salman, who is next in line to the throne. Turkey fears Khashoggi was killed and dismembered at the consulate.

The kingdom has not responded to repeated requests for comment from The Associated Press.

Trump has threatened "severe punishment" if it turns out Khashoggi was killed in the consulate, but ruled out canceling arms deals worth tens of billions of dollars. On Sunday, the oil-rich kingdom suggested retaliation if the USA were to impose strict measures.

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