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What can Khashoggi tape reveal about his murder?

Turkish media says another audio recording proves the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was planned.

Saudi Arabia has given numerous versions of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul but has always maintained Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew nothing about his death.

Riyadh has insisted the killing wasn’t premeditated. But now the Turkish newspaper, Hurriyet, has leaked an audio recording that contradicts the latest Saudi narrative.

It suggests a hit squad discussed Khashoggi’s murder prior to him entering the consulate on October 2.

What can this new Khashoggi tape reveal about his murder?

Presenter: Laura Kyle


Saad Djebbar – international lawyer and political commentator. 

Matthew Bryza – former White House official and senior fellow at the Atlantic Council

Sahar Aziz – professor of law at Rutgers University and director of Center on Security, Race, and Civil Rights