Jared Kushner says administration still in "fact-finding phase" of Khashoggi case

Karen Attiah is a Ghanaian American writer and Global Opinions editor for the Washington Post

He also said they "don't know where the body is".

He said the killing of a journalist was "a big mistake" that would harm relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia and undermine their "united front against Iran".

The Istanbul governor's office has put Hatice Cengiz, a Turkish national, under 24-hour police protection, Anadolu said.

Mr Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has cultivated a personal relationship with Saudi Arabia's de facto leader and urged Mr Trump to act with caution to avoid upsetting the country, a senior administration official told Reuters.

After a fortnight of denials, Saudi authorities admitted Saturday that Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and prominent critic of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed after entering the consulate in Turkey on October 2.

The minister, Retno Marsudi, told reporters that "the president is deeply concerned with the Khashoggi case and Indonesia hopes that the ongoing investigation will be transparent and meticulous". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to address the Khashoggi situation in a statement on Tuesday.

Germany last month approved 416 million euros ($479 million) worth of arms exports to Saudi Arabia for 2018.

The surveillance video shows Madani leaving the consulate building wearing what appeared to be the dead journalist's jacket, gray shirt, and trousers. It cited a Turkish official as describing the man as a "body double" and a member of the Saudi team sent to Istanbul to target the writer. He said "it will have no positive consequences if we, as we are doing, now don't pursue our arms exports if at the same time other countries fill this gap". When they emerged, CNN said, Madani was wearing his own clothes again and clutching a plastic bag, which they then threw away.

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He then went to a bathroom and switched out of Khashoggi's clothing to another outfit, but was carrying a plastic bag.

Khashoggi went missing on October 2 when he entered the consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage.

Even though the Saudi government initially claimed that Khashoggi had left the Saudi consulate alive, the government never released footage of the body double.

The kingdom has since changed its narrative, however, acknowledging Friday - 17 days after the disappearance - that Khashoggi died inside the consulate. Saudi court officials have attributed the death to a physical confrontation gone wrong, saying Khashoggi died in a chokehold.

The calls come after a leaked photograph, apparently taken from surveillance footage, showed Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a member of Prince Mohammed's entourage on foreign trips, at the consulate, just ahead of Khashoggi's arrival. Turkish sources say the authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi's murder inside the consulate.

"They made a mistake when they killed Jamal Khashoggi in the consulate, and they tried to cover up for it".

They stressed that more efforts are needed in order to establish the truth, and added that they reserve judgment until they receive further explanation.

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