Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called for Saudi Arabia’s chief prosecutor, who was visiting the consulate in Istanbul where Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, to investigate who ordered the hit on the journalist. Khashoggi’s death has brought near unprecedented international scrutiny on Saudi Arabia and Erdogan has pressed Riyadh to reveal the truth, including the location of the Washington Post contributor’s missing body. The Turkish president says a 15-person team travelled from Riyadh to kill Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, after he entered the Saudi consulate on October 2. “Who sent these 15 people? As Saudi public prosecutor, you have to ask that question, so you can reveal it,” Erdogan told reporters in Ankara on Tuesday, shortly after the head of the Saudi investigation, attorney-general Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, entered the diplomatic compound. “Now we have to solve this case. No need to prevaricate, it makes no sens...

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