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Five countries listened to Khashoggi murder tapes, Erdogan says

Journalist was killed inside the Saudi consulate

People protest against the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London.

People protest against the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London.

Turkey has given recordings on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

Turkish sources have said previously that authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting the murder.

Speaking ahead of his departure for France to attend commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, Erdogan said Saudi Arabia knows the killer of Jamal Khashoggi is among a group of 15 people who arrived in Turkey one day ahead of the October 2 killing.

Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi rulers, was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Saudi Arabia has admitted he was murdered there, but denied suggestions its royal family was involved.

It had initially maintained the writer had left the consulate unharmed.

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