Saudi's crown prince: reformism and authoritarianism

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Using the Washington Post platform, Mr. Khashoggi took the risky step of publicly calling out his government's continued policy blunders from the disastrous war in Yemen, the jailing of Saudi royals and business people in the Riyadh Ritz Carlton almost a year ago, the imprisonment of Saudi activists, from women's rights defenders to poets and intellectuals, to the overreaction to Canada's tweet supporting jailed Saudi human-rights activists.

Khashoggi went to the Saudi consulate on Tuesday to get documents for his forthcoming marriage. Officials repeatedly said the deal was "on track, on time" for the second half of 2018, but earlier this year they said it would be delayed into 2019. "The consulate officials can not save themselves by simply saying "he has left", Erdogan told a news conference in Budapest, where he is on an official visit. He said it would had been unfair to go ahead with the listing only to surprise investors soon after with a big deal in chemicals.

The Turkish police in Istanbul has been keeping an eye on the entry and exits at the Saudi Consulate since the time, Khashoggi entered the building, his fiancée said.

While speaking with USA based Bloomberg news network, which is also loved by Donald Trump, Mohammed Bin Salman said, "I love working with him (Trump)", adding that the two leaders had "achieved a lot in the Middle East, especially against extremism, extremist ideologies, terrorism and Daesh", (the Arabic acronym of ISIL).

"However, we have heard a funeral will take place in the coming two or three days", he said before adding that it was unknown if Khashoggi's body will be present at the funeral. "I do not like it", he told reporters at the White House.

The journalist and regular columnist in the Washington Post has been missing since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat.

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"I love working with him (Trump)", the crown-prince told the US-based Bloomberg publication, adding that the two leaders had "achieved a lot in the Middle East, especially against extremism, extremist ideologies, terrorism and Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant)".

"Turkey will claim this was an affront to their sovereignty and Saudi Arabia will point to the Turkish-Qatari alliance as an explanation for Turkey's accusations", she said. "So ever since the relationship started between Saudi Arabia and the United States of America, we've bought everything with money", Prince Mohammed added. He has also asked the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul to hand over video footage, according to Politico.

A friend of Khashoggi's said officials told him to "make your funeral preparations". The consulate in Istanbul "strongly denounced these baseless allegations, and expressed doubt that they came from Turkish officials that are informed of the investigation", the statement said.

Saudi Arabia and allies invaded Yemen in March 2015 to reinstate Riyadh-allied former officials.

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