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Saudi Arabia denies Turkey's request to extradite 18 Saudi nationals linked to Khashoggi's death

The Istanbul prosecutor's office requested, and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir on Saturday denied, the extradition of 18 Saudi nationals in connection to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the city's Saudi consulate. "They're detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia," Al-Jubeir said.

Previously, on Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked Riyadh to surrender Khashoggi's body, which per some reports was dismembered. "He's dead, and this is very clear, but where is his body?" Erdogan said. "You have to show us his body."

After initially denying all knowledge of Khashoggi's whereabouts, then claiming he died in a "fist fight" gone wrong, Saudi Arabia on Thursday said he died in "premeditated" murder.