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Turkey briefs US Senators on Khashoggi killing

ANI  |  Istanbul [Turkey] 

Senators from the of America on Friday were briefed by Turkey's Fidan about investigations into Jamal Khashoggi's death on Friday.

Fidan's briefing comes amid calls by six US Senators to hold Saudi accountable for Khashoggi's death at Saudi Arabia's consular premises in on October 2.

Quoting sources, Al Jazeera reported that this could help the Senators in strengthening their case against the Saudi Mohammed Bin Salman, also known as MBS.

Earlier, the had pushed for an international inquiry to ascertain who is responsible for Khashoggi's killing.

Speaking at a conference in on December 5, she had said: "I do believe it is really needed in terms of ensuring what really happened and who are the (people) responsible for that awful killing."

Investigations into Khashoggi's killing are still going on in both and US has refused to sever ties with "key allies" over the journalist's death, despite a (CIA) report that concluded MBS to be behind Khashoggi's death. The has since mentioned that the report did not have any concluding remarks, leading to a furore by US Senators.

Several Senators, after a briefing with CIA on December 4, stated that they were convinced of MBS' role in Khashoggi's death. Republican Senator said that there is "zero chance" that MBS is not involved in the killing, after the briefing.

has continuously denied reports of MBS' involvement in Khashoggi's killing, reinforcing that they are taking judicial measures to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Several leaders, including British Prime Theresa May and French Emmanuel Macron, met MBS on the sidelines of the recently held summit in and pushed for transparent investigations into the journalist's death which has gripped the

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 20:50 IST