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>> Two sources have told Reuters that CIA Director Gina Haspel, has heard an audio recording of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Haspel arrived in Turkey Monday as part of a fact-finding mission dissidence murder. Reuters was told that an audio recording existed of what happened inside the Saudi consulate on October 2nd.
It's also been widely reported in the Turkish media with some revealing gruesome details of the journalist's torture and interrogation. Many were surprised that it wasn't mentioned by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. Earlier this week, he gave a detailed address to Parliament on their investigation into the killing. Representatives of the CIA and Turkish Intelligence have declined to comment on Haspel's review of the recording.
> Turkey's foreign minister saying Thursday that Ankara had no intention of taking the case to an international court, but that he would share information if an international inquiry were launched. Turkish officials are dismissing the line that rogue operatives carried out the killing. They're calling for the kingdom to punish those who not just carried it out, but also ordered it.
At first, Saudi Arabia denied anything happened, and then changed their explanation multiple times. State TV now reporting that the country's public prosecutor says the murder was pre-meditated. Saudi's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has denied any prior knowledge of the murder. A position doubted by many US and western officials.
The question is whether this audio recording provides evidence that links the killing to the top.