In an address to his nation’s parliament Tuesday, Erdoğan called the killing a “premeditated murder” and refuted Saudi Arabia’s contention that Khashoggi died in a scuffle at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, the New York Times reported.
“It is clear that this savage murder did not happen at the drop of a dime but was a planned affair,” said Erdoğan, the paper reported. The Turkish strongman has spent the last two weeks leaking ever more gruesome details of the killing which has played a significant role in driving the story forward.
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Last week, the Times reported that Turkish media was in possession of secretly-recorded