Istanbul's chief prosecutor summoned 28 more staff members of the Saudi Consulate, including Turkish citizens and foreign nationals, to give testimony on Monday, Turkish state broadcaster TRT reported.
US President Donald Trump accused Saudi Arabia of lying about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, his strongest comments to date on the affair, as pressure built Sunday on the administration to identify and punish those responsible. "The incident will be revealed entirely".
"This was an operation where individuals ended up exceeding the authorities and responsibilities they had".
Britain, France and Germany on Sunday said Saudi Arabia must clarify how dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died inside its Istanbul consulate, and its account must "be backed by facts to be considered credible".
"I would cut off arms sales". She alerted authorities after the writer did not emerge from the building.
"It's my thinking that MBS was involved in this, that he directed this and that this person was purposefully murdered", Sen.
The king has the authority to change the line of succession - as he did when he appointed his son crown prince in the first place, upending the previous royal consensus.
Asked if he thought Prince Mohammed was behind the killing, Republican Senator Bob Corker told CNN: "Yes, I think he did it. Let's finish this investigation".
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"Even the senior leadership over intelligence service was not aware of this", al-Jubeir said.
Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Saturday branded Saudi Arabia's explanations as not credible and demanded a thorough investigation.
"Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News on Sunday that those responsible will be held accountable for "this huge and grave mistake".
"We can feel their pain and we wish this didn't happen and I wish that this could have been avoided", he said.
Reuters on Sunday quoted an unnamed Saudi official who portrayed Khashoggi's death as the result of a botched kidnapping.
Khashoggi's body, the official added, was rolled up in a carpet and given to a "local cooperator" for disposal. "There was no order for a killing".
But after a Turkish media report claiming Khashoggi's Apple Watch may have captured gruesome audio of him being tortured, drugged, killed and later dismembered, the Saudi government finally admitted the journalist was dead.
Saudi Arabia denied any knowledge of his fate for two weeks.
"Obviously there's been deception and there's been lies", Mr Trump said on the shifting accounts offered by Riyadh.
According to the senior Saudi official who spoke to Reuters on October 21, the Saudi team rolled up Khashoggi's body in a rug, took it out in a consular vehicle and handed it to a "local cooperator" for disposal. While no official has explained what that would entail, the general manager of a Saudi-owned satellite news channel suggested it could include weaponising the kingdom's oil production.
Several of Saudi Arabia's regional allies have come out in its support. "We will ultimately make our judgement based on the credibility of the further explanation we receive about what happened and our confidence that such a shameful event can not and will not ever be repeated". "We'll have an answer by probably Tuesday or so", he said. "He could have known they were bringing him back to Saudi Arabia".