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Turkey says it shared the Khashoggi recording with America

An audio recording of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul obtained by the Turkish government has now been shared with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.

"We gave it to Saudi Arabia," Erdogan told reporters shortly before departing for France to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the end of World War I. "We gave it to America. To the Germans, French, English — we gave it to all of them."

He did not comment further on what the recording contains, but reiterated his call for more transparency from Riyadh, demanding information on what happened to Khashoggi's body.

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