Body parts belonging to murdered Jamal Khashoggi have been found, as indicated by two Sky sources.
The sources have disclosed to Sky News the author had been “cut up” and his face “distorted”.
One source likewise recommended Mr Khashoggi’s remaining parts were found in the garden of the Saudi diplomat general’s home – arranged around 500 meters from the office.
It puts paid to the clarification being put about by Saudi authorities that the body was moved up in a cover and gave to a neighborhood partner who was entrusted with discarding the proof.
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It comes after Turkey’s president earlier said Mr Khashoggi’s body had not been found and demanded Saudi officials reveal its whereabouts.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had promised the “naked truth” about the killing, said: “Why has the body of someone who was officially said to be killed not been found yet?”
The Turkish president called on Saudi Arabia to hold those responsible to account in a dramatic speech to Parliament.
He described the journalist’s killing as ‘murder’ – the first time this accusation has been made by a named Turkish politician – and he went further, saying the killing was premeditated and planned days before.
There was also no mention of an alleged audio recording that the Turkish authorities claim to have of Mr Khashoggi’s death that supposedly confirms he was tortured, killed, had his fingers cut off and was dismembered.
Turkish political analysts believe the Saudis would prefer to perpetuate reports that the body was not disfigured or cut up to avoid more uncomfortable questions and explanations about how the body came to be defiled.
The apparent discovery of Mr Khashoggi’s body parts – and Mr Erdogan’s version of events based on what he described as “new evidence and information” – both contradict Saudi Arabia’s explanation for his death.
It has said Mr Khashoggi died in a “fist fight” at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.
Mr Khashoggi was a known critic of the Saudi government and the country’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.
The Turkish president did not mention the crown prince in his speech, though officials linked to the royal have been implicated in the killing.
Saudi Arabia has said the heir-apparent of the world’s top oil exporter was not involved, but any major decision must be signed off by the highest powers within its ruling Al Saud family.
Mr Erdogan said Riyadh’s suggestion it was a rogue operation “will not satisfy us” and said there should be no diplomatic immunity for his killers.
He said 18 people had been arrested – three from the consulate and a further 15 who are believed to be part of a hit squad who flew to Istanbul to carry out the killing – and they should all stand trial in Istanbul.
“To blame such an incident on a handful of security and intelligence members would not satisfy us or the international community,” Mr Erdogan said in an address to the Turkish parliament.
“Saudi Arabia has taken an important step by admitting the murder.
“As of now we expect of them to openly bring to light those responsible – from the highest ranked to the lowest – and to bring them to justice.”
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“President Erdogan’s statement this morning underscores the fact there remain questions which only the Saudis have the answers to,” Prime Minster Theresa May’s spokesman said.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted he was “deeply concerned” to hear Mr Erdogan describe the Saudi dissident’s murder as premeditated.
“The world is still waiting for answers,” he wrote.
Shortly after Mr Erdogan’s address, King Salman of Saudi Arabia issued a statement pledging to hold Mr Khashoggi’s killers to account “no matter who they may be”.
He and the crown prince also met the writer’s sons Sahel and Salah.