Saudi's foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News the act was a "tremendous mistake". "That is unacceptable to the government".
"It's ridiculous to believe 18 people would go to Turkey to kill Mr. Khashoggi and nobody in the government know about it", he said.
Saudi Arabia finally acknowledged on Friday that Khashoggi had been killed at the consulate, although the explanation that a "quarrel and fighting by hand" led to his death has been met with global skepticism.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) issued the call for action in a statement on Friday, shortly after Saudi State Television confirmed that Mr. Khashoggi died after an altercation inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Meanwhile, business leaders say they won't attend an upcoming economic summit in the kingdom that's the brainchild of Prince Mohammed. He was, however, declared dead by Saudi Arabia after two weeks of denial about any information on his disappearance.
The foreign minister said Saudi Arabia's investigation into Khashoggi's death was still in its early stages.
Turkish media reports and officials said a 15-member Saudi team flew to Istanbul, laid in wait for Khashoggi at the consulate and then cut off his fingers, killed and dismembered the 59-year-old writer. "We want Jamal's murderers to be punished".
One Saudi official told ABC News Khashoggi's body was given to a "local cooperator" in Istanbul for disposal, but Saudi officials have said they do not know what happened to his remains. And what compounded the mistake was the attempt to try to cover up.
But Turkey's reaction is being especially closely watched, because Turkish authorities are said to possess evidence, including audio recordings, that could reveal exactly how Khashoggi died.
"Obviously, if [the crown prince] has gone forth and murdered this journalist, he's now crossed the line, and there has to be a punishment and a price paid for that", said Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Mr Johnson said "we can not just let it pass", and, while the United Kingdom has crucial trade and security links with the Gulf State, "the United Kingdom and the U.S. must lead other countries in holding Saudi Arabia properly to account". In a Washington Post interview on Saturday, US President Donald Trump said there had been "deception" and "lies" in Saudi Arabia's explanation, having previously said he found their narrative to be credible.
A leading Republican U.S. senator said he believed the crown prince was behind the killing, adding that the Saudis had lost all credibility in their explanations of his death.
-Oct. 11: Turkish media describes Saudi squad as including royal guards, intelligence officers, soldiers and an autopsy expert, details they later confirmed to the AP. Merkel told reporters in Berlin on Sunday that she supports a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia. He urged U.S. President Donald Trump, the U.S. Congress and the worldwide community to demand evidence of what happened to Mr. Khashoggi.
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But on Wednesday, Trump told reporters: "We've asked for it ... if it exists" - before adding that it "probably does" exist. Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and is feared dead.
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Congress and the Europeans, will have deep misgivings about engaging with the crown prince, who is known by his initials MBS. Five Turkish employees of the consulate also gave testimony to prosecutors Monday, Turkish media reported.
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