His remarks came as Turkey's chief prosecutor said that Khashoggi, a critic of the palace who lived in self-imposed exile in suburban Washington, was strangled as soon as he entered the Istanbul consulate, with his body then dismembered.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has urged Riyadh to disclose who ordered the murder and prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia. Some were members of a 15-man hit team, many of them Saudi intelligence operatives, who flew into Istanbul hours before Khashoggi's death, Turkish security sources say.
Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct, 31, 2018.
The prosecutor, Irfan Fidan, on October 31 also said that Khashoggi's body was disposed of following the killing almost a month ago but that his remains have still not been located.
It is the most detailed official account of Khashoggi's killing so far.
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"Turkey, the United States and Saudi Arabia have all agreed that he was killed at the consulate".
Irfan Fidan, the chief prosecutor of Istanbul, made the accusations, for the first time publicly detailing claims that Turkish officials had made anonymously in the weeks since the Saudi journalist disappeared in the consulate.
Germany has suspended export licenses to the kingdom, while U.S. President Donald Trump has been backed into a corner over his support for a country that is key to U.S. strategies in the Middle East. His October 2 disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul created an global firestorm of controversy threatening the already complicated relations between Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the U.S.
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said the kingdom will try the perpetrators and bring them to justice after the investigation is completed.
"Saudi officials need to reveal the local co-operators There is no point trying to save some people from under this".
It eventually admitted he died inside the consulate and only recently acknowledging that Turkish evidence shows his killing was premeditated.