>> As Saudi Arabia's government officials struggled to explain the circumstances around the killing of Jamal Khashoggi in the country's Istanbul consulate,. Turkish president Tayyip Erdoğan said just that he's going to release details about the Turkish investigation on Tuesday. World leaders are continuing to push for more information after Saudi officials put forth multiple and conflicting accounts about Khashoggi's fate.
One, that he died during a fist fight, another, in a choke hold. Turkish sources say the authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi's torture and murder. Local media says the Turkish investigation is now focusing on 45 consulate workers, and that several have already given witness statements. The world is waiting for hard evidence.
US Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin labelled the admission he was killed in a fist fight a good first step, but not enough. Adding though that it's still premature to discuss sanctions against Riyadh. Not too soon for Germany's leader Chancellor Angela Merkel saying she wants other EU states to follow its example in stopping arms exports to the kingdom as long as uncertainty over the killing remains.
The Saudi Foreign Minister has called Khashoggi's killing a huge and grave mistake. The bottom line from Riyadh is that whatever happened neither the Saudi King nor Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman were aware. Both have called the journalist son to send their condolences. Turkish President Erdoğan remained largely silent on the case, but is now expected to address the investigation at his weekly speech.
No body has yet been found, and Turkish authorities have Khashoggi's fiance under 24 hour police protection.