Turkish police raid villa in western Turkey as part of Khashoggi probe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing parliament in Ankara on Tuesday

"He was pretty rough on Saudi Arabia, I would say".

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the Saudi authorities had staged the "worst cover-up ever" in Mr Khashoggi's death as the United States vowed to revoke the visas of some of the Saudi suspects.

"It is a heinous crime that can not be justified".

For Saudi Arabia's allies, the burning question has been whether they believe that Prince Mohammed, who has painted himself as a reformer, has any culpability in the killing, a possibility raised by several USA lawmakers.

He is also a former editor of the Saudi newspaper al-Watan and had worked with Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a grandson of the first Saudi king who was detained previous year as part of what the authorities said was an anti-corruption campaign.

He also mentioned that the usage of the Vienna Convention, which offers diplomatic immunity, was "a matter of debate" in Khashoggi's case.

The shocking revelation comes on the same day that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Khashoggi's "ferocious murder" had been "planned", rejecting the Saudi explanation of his death occurring due to a brawl within the consular premises.

The incident has severely dented the worldwide reputation of the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

"The foreign secretary and the foreign ministers and our ambassador have been making our position very clear to the Saudi Arabians", she said.

"We are determined not to allow the murder to be covered up and for those responsible - from the person who gave the order to those who executed it - not to escape justice", he said in the capital, Ankara.

The Future Investment Initiative is due to start today, but Masayoshi - also a member of the summit's advisory board - is the latest high profile figure to withdraw from the event, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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The Washington Post contributor and Riyadh critic, Jamal Khashoggi, was killed inside the Saudi consulate on October 2, which he had visited to obtain documents for his marriage to a Turkish woman.

"Saudi Arabia has taken an important step by admitting the murder".

Many global business leaders have pulled out of attending the summit over Khashoggi's slaying.

Erdogan said a Saudi team of 15 entered the consulate the day of the killing, and that three men from the team went on an exploration trip to Belgrad forest in Istanbul and Yalova, a 90-kilometre drive south of Istanbul.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States had identified some of the Saudi government and security officials it believed were involved in Mr Khashoggi's murder and would take appropriate actions, including revoking USA visas.

With the crown prince's standing marred, his ability to draw needed investment to the kingdom could be affected.

He said that Saudi Arabia did not know where the body was.

He added that President Trump would ultimately decide whether to impose economic sanctions on Saudi Arabia once all the facts were available, and called the killing "barbaric".

At one summit session, Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih described Khashoggi's slaying as "abhorrent".

Saudi Arabia has consistently denied that the crown prince was involved in the killing of Khashoggi.

Western officials repeatedly publicly condemned the murder, while the Western media have been actively reporting on it for quite some time.

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