Luggage carried by a 15-member Saudi team dispatched to Istanbul included scissors, defibrillators and syringes that may have been used against journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate, a pro-government Turkish daily said on Tuesday.
Khashoggi, a longtime insider who was critical of Prince Mohammed's policies, was murdered during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.
CSIS director David Vigneault recently travelled to Turkey to listen to the recording Turkish authorities have of Khashoggi's killing and briefed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as other top officials upon his return.
While evidence mounts that Saudi theocrat Mohammed bin Salman ordered the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a hand-picked death squad in Istanbul, the Australian government is hoping we'll forget all about the incident.
But, they added, USA and European officials are not certain to whom "your boss" refers. Our intelligence organisation did not hide anything.
'We played them to all who wanted them including the Saudis, the USA, France, Canada, Germany, Britain.
"The recordings are really appalling".
Turkish intelligence officers believe the call was made to one of bin Salman's close aides.
Khashoggi's murder has provoked global outrage but little concrete action by major powers against Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter and a strong proponent of USA policy to contain Iranian influence across the Middle East.
If his nomination is confirmed, General Abizaid would be the first USA envoy in Riyadh since 2014.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met on Tuesday evening with the families of soldiers who died while on duty serving their country.
Asked if he was calling for a new crown prince to be named, Graham said it was up to Saudi Arabia to determine its leadership.
Mr Trump has championed a hard line on Iran, Saudi Arabia's regional rival. The officer said that whoever was responsible for the killing "must have taken heroin", according to Erdogan.
Though the audio recording does not conclusively implicate Crown Prince, analysts say it's an important clue.
"At the current stage we believe an global investigation is a must", Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the state-run Anadolu news agency.
'It must be revealed who gave them the order to murder'.
Pressing ahead with moves to maintain pressure on Saudi Arabia, Erdogan said the crown prince had told Turkish envoys that he would shed light on the October 2 killing at the kingdom's consulate and do what was "necessary".
"He still has the same influence", one of the sources said.
Prince Mohammed has tightened his grip in the a year ago since being appointed Crown Prince last June at the age of 31.
He also supervised the brief detention, humiliation and beating of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri previous year.
The Wall Street Journal reported Bolton told reporters Tuesday he had not heard the recording from Turkey but USA officials have drawn no conclusions on it connecting Saudi Arabia's defacto day-to-day leader to the murder of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, who was a contributor to The Washington Post. The images are said to have been taken as the Saudis passed through security checks at the terminal when they left the country. Reuters could not immediately verify the Sabah report.
Saudi officials said the Turks have not provided audio to them that includes the phrase "tell your boss". These had led Ankara to conclude from an early stage that the killing was premeditated, despite Saudi Arabia's initial denials of any knowledge or involvement.